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 7

pratyaksa-anumana-agamah pramanani ||7||

प्रत्यक्षानुमानाअगमाः प्रमाणानि ॥७॥

pratyakṣa-anumāna-āgamāḥ pramāṇāni ॥7॥

Insight arises from direct perception, conclusions, or learning that are based on reliable sources. ||7||


pratyakṣā = that which is right in front of our eyes; that which is directly seen or perceived
anumāna = that which comes from the intellect (manas); a conclusion that is reached
āgamaḥ = (nom. from āgama) legacy; learning from reliable sources; testimony; pronouncements by others; documentary knowledge
pramāṇāni = (from pramāṇa) insight; accurate perception; accurate knowledge

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