Patanjali Yoga Sutra 1.25 (Parisamvad)

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute.

Chapter 1, Sutra 25

Tatra Niratisayam Sarvajna Bijam

Tatra : there, in that ( in that special purusa)
Niratisayam : unsurpassed , limitless
Sarvajna : all knowing , omniscient
Bijam : seed

In Him The Seed Of Omniscience Has Reached Its Utmost Development Which Cannot Be Exceeded.

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Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra:

“In connection with God, His Knowing, understanding, foreseeing is always there. Humans make mistakes. Incidents happen, which one may not immediately accept. Later on one realize that it was the right thing that took place. There is some law, some power that does right things for the human growth. Things may appear very bad, unkind but whenever we look at it after certain years, we believe it was the right thing that took place. How that happens we don’t understand. So the belief that God is all knowing is repeated in yoga sutras. If we accept God we have to accept that He is all knowing. Nothing can happen out of turn, though we might see immediately somethings that are not correct, not justified, but if we look at it from a long term point, all these things happen exactly as they should – that is the statement here. Basically our brain box is too small and it can never understand truth or reality. We always have some angle and we think from that point. We can’t understand from the totality. So naturally mistakes will occur. It is rather good to give benefit of doubt and leave it, instead of trying to work out all the details and believe that you are very correct and accurate. It somehow doesn’t happen. This realization, that we know nothing, is very important. That is where God concept comes, He knows.”


Smt. Hansaji J. Yogendra:

“Qualities of God are being mentioned. He knows everything – Sarvajna. You don’t have to tell God, please give me child, please give me money – God knows everything. God is the source of everything – Bijam. God is not sitting, sleeping. Nature is doing its Dharma – sun rises, sets ; moon has its own place, stars have their own place. The entire universe is following its Dharma. We humans are also supposed to do our Dharma. God is Chiatanaymay, always alert. Sarva Shaktimaan. Vairagya element is also there in God – he doesn’t want anything – he has Santosh. God is present everywhere. Guru Nanak was once resting with his feet spread in front. Some people come to him and tell him that he can’t sleep with his feet towards their God. Guru Nanak says, ‘ I am tired, turn my feet in the direction where God is not there’. God is not just in temples – he’s everywhere. We should experience quietitude for sometime everyday and then we can imbibe these qualities.”

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