Yoga Sutra 1.03 (Parisamvad)

Patanjali Yoga Sutra
Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute.

Chapter 1, Sutra 3


Tada: then
Drastuh: of the seer , self
Svarupe: in his own nature or essence
Avasthanam:being in a state

Then The Seer Abides In Itself

Hardly few words, but these 195 sutras make up the entire Patanjali Yoga Darshan. When we try to stop the mind, we realize how much the mind chatters all the time. Something comes in the mind, then something else comes. The mind associates with all this and is in a muddle. Consciousness is the real thing. If we are not conscious, we are like a stone. We never reach Consciousness. Mind appears to be the self. The instruction is to stop the mind, then Consciousness will come to light. One comes to learn yoga because one is in pain and wants to control the mind. Every moment one is getting disturbed, confused. Just imagine where the mind is now. It is on 100 things. This is our present condition. Mind is our only instrument, our only weapon. The instruction in yoga is to stop this mind, which we can’t.
First control the mind, then stop the mind. The result is your true Self. You are not this body, this mind, you are something else. The material world is constantly changing. This changeful world is not you. You can’t recognize your childhood photo till someone tells you it is you. The only unchangeful thing within you is the Consciousness. You use the body and mind to understand this, but experience occurs when you go beyond this body and mind. So stop the mind, then experience comes. All saints and sages tell you to link to your true self. Experience the true self – Payoji maine, Ram ratan dhan payo.
About Parisamvad
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.
All are welcome to attend.

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