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 37

vitaraga vishayam va chittam ||37||

वीतराग विषयम् वा चित्तम् ॥३७॥

vītarāga viṣayam vā cittam ॥37॥

- Or if what is mutable in human beings (chitta) is no longer the handmaiden of desire. ||37||


vīta = (imp. pl.) cease; stop
rāga = (iic.) desire; attachment
viṣayam = (acc. sg. m. from viṣaya) thing
= (conj.) or; also
cittam = (acc. sg. m./acc. sg. n./nom. sg. n. from citta) chitta, i.e. that which is mutable in human beings

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