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Sadhana Pada

Sentence 23

svasvami shaktyoh svarup oplabdhi hetuh sanyogah ||23||

स्वस्वामिशक्त्योः स्वरूपोप्लब्धिहेतुः संयोगः ॥२३॥

svasvāmi-śaktyoḥ svarūp-oplabdhi-hetuḥ saṁyogaḥ ||23||

The sole purpose of linking the mutable with the extant is to recognize the true enduring form. ||23||


sva = their own; here: that which is mutable; chitta; prakriti
svāmi = master; the true self; drashtu, atma
śaktyoḥ = (from śakti) power; energy, force, the mutable self; chitta
svarūpa = own form; true nature; true form
upalabdhi = to experience; to occur; to manifest
hetuḥ = (nom. from hetu) cause; reason; purpose
saṁyogaḥ = (nom. from saṁyoga) unity; bond; identification

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