Patanjali Yoga Sutra 1.49 (Parisamvad)

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute.

Chapter 1, Sutra 49




Sruta: testimony , heard, learned , from tradition
Anumana: inference , reasoning , deduction
Prajnabhyam: from those kinds of knowledge
Anyavisaya: having different objects
Visesarthavat: extending upto , ending at

And That Knowledge Is Different From Testimony Or Through Inference , Because It Relates To Particulars (Of Objects)

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Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra:

“The knowledge that we get through our eyes, logic, etc. is one kind of knowledge. It is limited. Intuitive knowledge is another. The Yogi relies on this intuitive knowledge.
Yogendraji, a student in college, not at all interested in yoga, was told by his teacher, ‘Come with me’, and he left the college. It was unusual, but he followed. For 2 1/2 years he learnt under him and what he learnt is recognized as yoga. So that’s the kind of knowledge, not ordinary kind knowledge from a book or school. The difference between yoga and our thinking is that yoga understands things from the depth. While our usual thinking is superficial and just beats about the bush. So it is never very accurate. The Yogi reaches a state of consciousness where he is in contact with the reality. That is his superiority, so he never goes wrong,. When he says something, it is correct. An ordinary individual keeps on beating about the bush, maybe right sometimes, sometimes not. This is a point worth considering.”

Smt. Hansaji J. Yogendra:

“The knowledge that one gains in the Rtambhara state is superior to the knowledge gained by hearing wise people (Srut) or by a logic and experience (Anuman). When a person is in that state, then knowledge is revealed. It does not come from outside, it comes from within. As a child one reads Gita, then at the age of say 25 years one reads the same Gita, then at the age of 50 years one reads the same Gita, then at the age of 75 years one reads the same Gita – the understanding of Gita will be deeper at each subsequent stage.”

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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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