Patanjali Yoga Sutra 1.29 (Parisamvad)

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute.

Chapter 1, Sutra 29

Tatah Pratyak Cetana Adhigamah Api Antaraya Abhavah Ca

Tatah : gross thought or reasoning
Pratyak : individual
Cetana : consciousness
Adhigamah : understanding, realization
Api : also
Antaraya : of obstacles or impediments
Abhavah : absence , removal
Ca : and, also

From that comes Realisation of the individual Self and the obstacles are removed.

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Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra:

“The sutra is about Isvara. In a way that is the simplest solution to learning yoga and to attain the highest as you have to overcome all the difficulties. This has been put as an alternate technique. As we are advancing we are becoming disbelievers and we can’t genuinely believe in God. So the problem remains. Had we handed over our problems to God there would have been no problems. But we don’t want to handover because we doubt whether the person to whom we handover will be careful to take care. So we carry our problems all our life. Even in learning yoga we can entirely trust in God, then the realization is the fastest. Question we should ask is, ‘why we can’t do this? Have we become too clever? Are we being educated not to trust’? The whole problem is that we believe too much in ourselves. We always consider through our intelligence and that fails. Our intelligence is not the total intelligence. In the end we are surprised that how inspite of our consideration something different happened. This fact we can’t understand. By the time we understand it is late and we can’t get any advantage. In yoga they start at the very beginning. Continuously creating that thinking, feeling, action. So it becomes part of the personality. E.g. of our blind poet, Surdas. This capacity doesn’t come. In case of this man he was totally blind from childhood, helpless, driven here and there. At that stage this thinking came . We can see with the eyes, but we can’t trust , we just trust ourselves.”

Smt. Hansaji J. Yogendra:

“From Sutra 1.02, Chitta Vritti Nirodha we (Sutra 1.03) understand the Drashtu (pure consciousness). The Sutras earlier to the present , were on God. By repetition of Om our own consciousness is understood and all the obstacles from our spiritual path are removed. For controlling our emotions we need faith in God.”


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