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 17

vitarka-vichara-ananda-asmita-rupa-anugamat-samprajnatah ||17||

वितर्कविचाराअनन्दास्मितारुपानुगमात्संप्रज्ञातः ॥१७॥

vitarka-vicāra-ānanda-asmitā-rupa-anugamāt-saṁprajñātaḥ ॥17॥

This absolute knowledge is engendered incrementally by divination, experience, joy, and ultimately the feeling of oneness. ||17||


vitarka = divination; opinion; thoughts
vicāra = experience; concentration; reflection
ānanda = happiness; joy; bliss
asmitā = feeling of oneness; sense of self
rūpa = form; nature
asmitā-rūpa = feeling of oneness with nature and with one’s own form
anugamāt = resulting from these steps
saṁprajñāta = (nom. from saṁprajñāta) absolute knowledge

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