Yoga-Sutra 1 – Samadhi Pada: about enlightenment

The first chapter of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras is about enlightenment - Samadhi Pada.

Yoga-Sutra

Samadhi (समाधि, Samādhi) = Enlightenment
Pada (पाद, Pāda) = ChapterThe first chapter of the Yoga Sutra by Patanjali

Samadhi-Pada

Sentence 12

abhyasa-vairagya-abhyam tan-nirodhah ||12||

अभ्यासवैराग्याअभ्यां तन्निरोधः ॥१२॥

abhyāsa-vairāgya-ābhyāṁ tan-nirodhaḥ ॥12॥

The state of yoga is attained via a balance between assiduousness (abhyasa) and imperturbability (vairagya). ||12||


abhyāsa = assiduousness; cheerfulness; practice
vairāgya = imperturbability; indifference
ābhyāṁ = both
tan = this
nirodha = tranquility; tranquility of all mutable things, i.e. attaining the state of yoga.

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