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 35

vishayavati va pravritti-rutpanna manasah sthiti nibandhini ||35||

विषयवती वा प्रवृत्तिरुत्पन्ना मनसः स्थिति निबन्धिनी ॥३५॥

viṣayavatī vā pravr̥tti-rutpannā manasaḥ sthiti nibandhinī ॥35॥

- Or by contemplating things and impressions, which promotes mental stability and consolidation ||35||


viṣaya = entity; object; thing
vatī = impressions; sensation
vāt = or, also
pravrtti = conscious waves in chitta; controlled thoughts; controlled triggering of chitta; concentration
utpannā = bring about; arise; come from;
manasaḥ = (nom. from manas) mind; spirit; understanding
sthiti = steadiness
nibandhanī = consolidate; aggregate

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