Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.12 (Parisamvad)

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute.

Chapter 2, Sutra 12

Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.12


Klesamulah: having Klesa (affliction) as its origin, root
Karmasayah: repository of Karma
Drsta: seen, experienced consciously
Adrsta: unseen, only experienced unconsciously
Janma: in births
Vedaniyah: to be experienced

The Latent Deposit Of Karma Has Its Origins In Afflictions And Has To Be Experienced In Lives Visible And Invisible

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Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra:

“You see, actions, apparently they are actions, maybe the intentions are different. It is the intention that decides. And as a result an action we consider as good, bad or indifferent. The Yogi’s intentions are always clear. He has no bad intention and he does actions with clear ideas, one-pointed mind and sails through life without problems. That is the approach.”

Smt. Hansaji J. Yogendra:

“We have been continusouly talking about Kleshas. If you are doing any Karma with its base as a Klesha, For example, if you do any action through ignorance, attachment, aversion, hatred, fear, then these actions’ base is a Klesha. These actions are going to get collected and give pain, in the present life and even the future life, because somehow the Karmas get collected. It is said that no action goes waste and you will definitely have its effect. So if any action, good or bad, is done based on a Klesha, a person has to suffer accordingly. So this is the main issue. We must check, ‘Am I doing the Karma under the influence of desire or Klesha? If yes, then let me not do it.’ So we have to do actions without expectations. We have to remove these Kleshas from our system, only then will we be comfortable. So the point in this sutra is how we suffer not just in this birth but in the births to come ahead, the suffering will be there. So not to do any Karma under influence of Kleshas, rather do them as a duty.”


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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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