Yoga-Sutra 1 – Samadhi Pada: about enlightenment

The first chapter of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras is about enlightenment - Samadhi Pada.


Samadhi (समाधि, Samādhi) = Enlightenment
Pada (पाद, Pāda) = ChapterThe first chapter of the Yoga Sutra by Patanjali


Sentence 49

shruta-anumana-prajna-abhyam-anya-vishaya vishesha-arthatvat ||49||

श्रुतानुमानप्रज्ञाअभ्यामन्यविषया विशेषार्थत्वात् ॥४९॥

śruta-anumāna-prajñā-abhyām-anya-viṣayā viśeṣa-arthatvāt ॥49॥

Consciousness is characterized by a special relationship to the object. This relationship exceeds the bounds of knowledge that is received and followed. ||49||

śruta = (acc. pl. m.) heard; received
anu = from
māna = mind; understanding
anumāna = (acc. pl. f./nom. pl. f.) conclusion
prajñā = (nom. sg. f.) consciousness; true knowledge
anya = other; different
viṣayā = (nom. pl. m./acc. pl. f./nom. pl. f.) object; content
viśeṣa = (iic.) special
artha = image; picture; object; truth
arthatvāt = (abl. sg. n.) truth in respect to; relationship to

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