06 Sep Patanjali Yoga Sutra 1.48 (Parisamvad)
Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute.
Chapter 1, Sutra 48
Rtambhara: filled with higher truth, essence, supreme cognition
Prajna: knowledge, wisdom, insight
In This (State) The Consciousness Is Truth Bearing
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Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra:
Smt. Hansaji J. Yogendra:
“The sutra is talking about ‘Tatra Prajna’, which is the link with the earlier sutra. The earlier sutra says that the Yogi’s mind is totally free from thoughts and he is enjoying the bliss of a perfect, totally pure state of mind. Nothing can vitiate the mind and so, this kind of mind the yogi gets. What happens with this kind of mind is explained in this current sutra. With that mind, only truth flows. Nothing else. So in our culture, when we use the term ‘Satya Shivam Sundaram‘, that brings both the sutras together. Satya – Truth, Shivam – Purity and Sundaram – Absolutely blissful, happy. If he speaks, he speaks only truth, what he sees is the truth. His personality just reflects the truth. Dr. Jayadeva gave the example of Founder shooting. After years of training, people learn to come closer to the target but the Founder did it perfectly, exactly on the target. So the mind is absolutely focussed. That is the earlier state. The point is, the mind has nothing to think. You are told to do something and you do it. And what you do is perfect.”
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