Patanjali Yoga Sutra 1.43 (Parisamvad)

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute.

Chapter 1, Sutra 43

Patanjali Yoga Sutra 1.43


Smriti: of memory
Parisuddhau: upon purification
Svarupasunya: devoid of its own nature
Iva: as it were
Arthamatra: only the object
Nirbhasa: illuminative, shining brightly
Nirvitarka: without a gross thought

When The Memory Is Purified, The Mind Appears To Be Devoid Its Own Nature (i.e. Of Reflective Consciousness ) And Only The Object ( On Which It Is Contemplating) Remains Illuminated . This Kind Of Engrossment Is Called Nirvitarka Samapatti.

Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra:

“The problem when we concentrate is we have so many other thoughts even in the concentration. Forget the external appearance and looks, the name and other descriptions and be in touch with the things as it is, its real nature – that is the idea. When you are thinking about something, don’t think about many other unnecessary things, just the thing itself. The Yogi can do that and as a result understand. One look at the person and he knows. There are many examples like that. This is called Nirvitarka Samadhi – no other thoughts except the object. Only your awareness and the object stays – this gives the best knowledge – otherwise my thoughts, my logic comes in and the object is not able to speak to me. We want the object to speak and not our mind to think.”

Smt. Hansaji J. Yogendra:

“The last sutra was on Savitarka Samadhi – you have an object, name, meaning. In the present sutra they talk on when you are concentrating on something, that awareness is also lost – just concentration remains – it is only a state of being – absolutely no thought.”

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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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