Patanjali Yoga Sutra 1.47 (Parisamvad)

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute.

Chapter 1, Sutra 47



Nirvicara: devoid of subtle thoughts
Vaisaradye: with undisturbed flow
Adhyatama: spiritual, regarding the Atman or true Self
Prasadah: purity, illumination, clearness

Subjective Enlightenment Is Reached If The Flow Of Super Reflective Samadhi Attains Utmost Purity

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Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra:

“The mind is continuously busy. What happens when the mind doesn’t think? Who’s going to imagine that? That is a higher state. Then special realization comes. Otherwise the mind is thinking of anything and that is how it keeps us busy. So the final stages in yoga is when the mind stops, and just pure awareness is what remains.”


Smt. Hansaji J. Yogendra:

“As I said last time, these sutras that come now are not for us actually. We householders are supposed to use our mind when doing any action. Here we are talking about stopping the mind – Nirvicara. The outcome of Nirvicara is Adhyatmaprasad, i.e. the most blissful state, a state where the mind is absolutely soft, pure, unaffected by anything, no thoughts at all. Mind is there, but no thinking. Here it is done with effort. When we talk about the mind, it is the conscious, subconscious, our entire personality. Earlier sutras were also telling us that our Karmas have to be handled. So according to past Karmas also, whatever thoughts were coming are also not coming now. This is a beautiful state, totally blank. You experience in depth. The earlier state was where you put your mind to one thing and remain steady. These are all types of Samadhi. So earlier it was with mind and now, mind is no more.”

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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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