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 22

nridu-madhya-adhimatratvat-tato'pi visheshah ||22||

मृदुमध्याधिमात्रत्वात्ततोऽपि विशेषः ॥२२॥

mr̥du-madhya-adhimātratvāt-tato'pi viśeṣaḥ ॥22॥

This practice can be light, moderate or intensive. ||22||


mr̥dum = (acc. sg. m. from mr̥du) light; gentle
madhya = (iic.) moderate
adhimātra = (m./f./n.) intensive
vāt = or
tataḥ = (adv.) this (this practice)
api = (conj./prep.) also; even
viśeṣaḥ = (nom. sg. m. - viśeṣa) level; differentiation

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