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 20

shraddha-virya-snriti samadhi-prajna-purvaka itaresham ||20||

श्रद्धावीर्यस्मृति समाधिप्रज्ञापूर्वक इतरेषाम् ॥२०॥

śraddhā-vīrya-smr̥ti samādhi-prajñā-pūrvaka itareṣām ॥20॥

And then there are some for whom trust, determination, memory and divination lay the groundwork for insight. ||20||


śraddhā = (nom. sg. f.) trust; certainty; faith; conviction
vīrya = (iic.) determination; energy; force
smr̥ti = (iic.) recollections; memory
prajñā = (nom. sg. f.) divination; knowledge
samādhi = (iic.) goal of yoga; enlightenment
samādhi-prajñā = divination of the goal of yoga
pūrvaka = (iic.) precede
itareṣā = for others

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