Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.22 (Parisamvad)

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute.

Chapter 2, Sutra 22


Krtartham Prati Nastam Api Anastam Tadanya Sadharanavat

Krtartham: the seer
Prati: power of seeing
Nastam: pure
Api: even
Anastam: the cause
Tat: appearing to see
Anya: appearing to see
Sadharanavat: appearing to see

Though Destroyed For Him Whole Goal Is Achieved, (Prakriti) Is Not Destroyed As It Is Common To Others.

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Smt. Hansaji J. Yogendra:

“Today’s sutra makes one point very clear that every individual has to work on himself, he has to uplift himself, realize himself and release from the bondage of work and death. It means he has to develop pure, clear wisdom. This itself shows that it’s self evolution and self-realization and reaching to the highest knowledge, i.e. releasing from bondage of birth and death and pain and diseases.

This sutra says that whenever an individual discriminates between Purusha and Prakriti, that Purusha or consciousness is released from the bondage. For him, Prakriti has no meaning, it is finished. It is Adrashya or not there. He is no more a seer. If I have no interest in something, I don’t see that thing, that thing is not there for me. This is the formula explained here.

So for that particular Purusha, Prakriti is dissolved. But for all other Purushas / creatures, Prakriti is still there. It is not destroyed, it is eternal. So the point they are trying to make is that for me, something is not there, for others it is there. So I don’t have to get into any problems to prove to others that it is not there. So every individual reaches the highest and his own Purusha within is freed. So this formula means that there are so many Purushas but Prakriti is one. This is more of Samkhya philosophy which is explained here.”

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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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