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 51

tasyapi nirodhe sarva-nirodhan-nirbijah samadhih ||51||

तस्यापि निरोधे सर्वनिरोधान्निर्बीजः समाधिः ॥५१॥

tasyāpi nirodhe sarva-nirodhān-nirbījaḥ samādhiḥ ॥51॥

Nirbiija samadhi is attained once even these impressions have become tranquil and when everything has become tranquil. ||51||


tasya = (g. sg. n./g. sg. m.) from which; whose
api = (loc. sg. n.) also, even
nirodhe = (loc. sg. m. from nirodha) to enter a tranquil state; to become calm
sarva = (iic.) from everything; everything
nirodhat = (acceptance. pl. m. from nirodha) to enter a tranquil state; to become calm
nirbījaḥ = (nom. sg. m. from nirbīja) lacking seed; nirbija, i.e. the next most subtle (second) form of samadhi
samādhiḥ = (nom. sg. m. from samādhi) samadhi; state of enlightenment; the purpose of yoga

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