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 23

ishvara-pranidhanad-va ||23||

ईश्वरप्रणिधानाद्वा ॥२३॥

īśvara-praṇidhānād-vā ॥23॥

The goal can also be attained via submission to the concept of an ideal being (ishvara). ||24||


īśvara = (iic.) God; a personal God; the concept of an ideal being
pranidhāna = (abl. sg. n.) devotion
= (conj.) or; also; here: the goal of yoga can also be reached through

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