The third chapter of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras instructs us about the progression of our practice - Vibhuti Pada.

Yoga-Sutra

Vibhuti-Pada

Sentence 43

bahir-akalpita vrittih maha-videha tatah prakasha-avarana-ksayah ||43||

बहिरकल्पिता वृत्तिः महाविदेहा ततः प्रकाशाअवरणक्षयः ॥४३॥

bahir-akalpitā vr̥ttiḥ mahā-videhā tataḥ prakāśa-āvaraṇa-kṣayaḥ ॥43॥

Meditating on unimaginable external thought waves gives rise to maximum disembodiment. This in turn lifts the veil on the true self. ||43||


bahiḥ = external
akalpitā = unimaginable
vr̥tti = wave; thought wave
maha = large; maximum
videhā = disembodiment
tataḥ = thence
prakāśa = light; here: the true self
āvaraṇa = covering; veil
kṣayaḥ = remove; destroy; reduce

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