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Sadhana Pada

Sentence 17

drashtri drishyayoh sanyogo heyahetuh ||17||

द्रष्टृदृश्ययोः संयोगो हेयहेतुः ॥१७॥

draṣṭṛ-dṛśyayoḥ saṁyogo heyahetuḥ ||17||

For identificaiton of the true self (drashtu) with that which is mutable is the cause of suffering. ||17||


draṣṭṛ = (iic.) the seer; he who perceives; the true self; drastu
dṛśyaḥ = (loc. du. m./g. du. m./loc. du. n./g. du. n) that which is seen; experienced
saṁyoga = (nom. sg. m.) unity; bond; identification
heya = (iic.) that which should be avoided
hetuḥ = (nom. sg. m. from hetu) cause

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