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 6

pramana viparyaya vikalpa nidra snritayah ||6||

प्रमाण विपर्यय विकल्प निद्रा स्मृतयः ॥६॥

pramāṇa viparyaya vikalpa nidrā smr̥tayaḥ ॥6॥

insight, error, imaginings, deep sleep, and recollections.


pramāṇa = (iic.) insight; accurate perception; accurate knowledge
viparyaya = (iic.) error; false perception; false knowledge
vikalpa = (iic.) imagining; illusion; mental construct; the illusion that a semantic construct such as “praise” actually exists
nidrā = (icc. / nom. pl. f./acc. pl. f.) sleep; deep sleep
smr̥ti = (icc.) recollections; memory

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