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

Yoga-Sutra

Vibhuti-Pada

Sentence 53

jati-laksana-deshaih anyata-anavachchhedat tulyayoh tatah pratipattih ||53||

जातिलक्षणदेशैः अन्यताअनवच्छेदात् तुल्ययोः ततः प्रतिपत्तिः ॥५३॥

jāti-lakṣaṇa-deśaiḥ anyatā-anavacchedāt tulyayoḥ tataḥ pratipattiḥ ॥53॥

This gives rise to knowledge of distinction between two similar objects that are not normally distinguishable on the basis of their category, characteristics, or position in space. ||53||


jāti = genus; species; category; type
lakṣaṇa = distinguishing feature
deśa = position in space
anyata = difference; distinction between
anavacchedāt = resulting from the absence of distinguishing features
tulyayoḥ = of two similar objects; the same category or class
tataḥ = thereby; from that
pratipattiḥ = knowledge; understanding

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