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 9

shabda-jnana-anupati vastu-shunyo vikalpah ||9||

शब्दज्ञानानुपाती वस्तुशून्यो विकल्पः ॥९॥

śabda-jñāna-anupātī vastu-śūnyo vikalpaḥ ॥9॥

Imaginings are engendered by word knowledge without regard for what actually exists in the real world. ||9||


śabda = (iic.) word
jñāna = (iic.) knowledge
anupātī = (acc. sg. n./nom. sg. n.) consequent upon; real
vastu = (acc. sg. n./nom. sg. n.) reality; object; thing; entity
śūnya = (nom. sg. m.) devoid; empty; unrelated;
vikalpaḥ = (nom. sg. m. from vikalpa) imagining, illusion, semantic confusion; the illusion that a semantic construct actually exists

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