Patanjali Yoga Sutra 1.36 (Parisamvad)

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute.

Chapter 1, Sutra 36



Visoka : state free from pain, or suffering
Va : or ( other practices from 1.34 to 1.39)
Jyotismati : inner light , supreme or divine light

Or By Perception Which Is Free From Sorrow And Is Radiant (Stability Of Mind Can Also Be Produced )

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Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra:

“These sutras talk about objects than can immediately catch attention and hold it . We had started with friendliness and such things and now we are talking on certain sensory impulses. The brightness attracts attention, mind can immediately get concentrated. These are statements in the literature. How far it can work? Sometimes it can be very very dangerous. A man concentrating on the sun could lose his eyes. So we have to just read them and recognize that there are ways to hold the attention. We can begin with something simpler like the Trataka. One of the suggestions there is to close the eyes and look at the sun. In that way various bright objects can be considered. The flame of a lantern can also be the object – something that can catch the attention and hold it would be a good way to learn concentration.”

Smt. Hansaji J. Yogendra:

Visoka – pain free state, Sattvic state, mature, no struggle, no fluctuation, steady. In this state person gets a lot of beautiful experiences and person can stay in that state for a long long period. All these Parikarmas are interior techniques. Here also one doesn’t see any bright object outside , one sees within. The entire Brahmand is within you. When there is brightness the mind can’t go anywhere else. We are supposed to train our mind and keep it at one place. Even flame of candle is good enough to get into a steady state. When the eyes water, close the eyes and feel the flame within.”


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The Friday Parisamvad is dedicated to explanation of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by our esteemed Gurus, Dr. Jayadeva and Smt. Hansaji.

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