Patanjali Yoga Sutra 1.50 (Parisamvad)

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute.

Chapter 1, Sutra 50



Taj jah-Samskaro-Anya-Samskara-Pratibandhi


Taj jah: born of it
Samskaro: impression
Anya: (of) other
Samskara: impression
Pratibandhi: preventer ; that which stands in the way of

The Latent Impression Born Of Such Knowledge Is Opposed To The Formation Of Other Latent Impressions

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Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra:

“These are powerful ideas of Indian thinking. Variably we remember them, talk about them, but don’t follow them. ‘Actions done – leave the reaction’, this statement is very easy but we don’t follow it. Actions can be of various kinds – emotional, verbal, physical. While carrying out these actions, we are in an emotional state and act without considering the reactions. The reactions do come in one form or the other. That is what a Yogi should know.”

Smt. Hansaji J. Yogendra:

“Here we are talking about Samskar. We do some actions and then face consequences. When we do any action it forms an impression into our personality – then it forms Samskar. Our nature – our habits – our automatic thinking in that fashion. The Samskaras that we have created earlier pulls us back. They bind us, we have to be very alert while doing any actions. When actions are done with a balanced state then they don’t bind us. We may practice all the Samadhi techniques, but these Samskaras will become hurdles. Somewhere deep down we are attracted, deep down we have a pleasure-loving personality.”

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On every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, The Yoga Institute, Santacruz holds Parisamvad sessions – Free interactive sessions that are open to all. These session begin at 7:20 am and end around 7:45 am.

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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