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

Yoga-Sutra

Vibhuti-Pada

Sentence 20

na cha tat salambanam tasya-avishayi bhutatvat ||20||

न च तत् सालम्बनं तस्याविषयी भूतत्वात् ॥२०॥

na ca tat sālambanaṁ tasya-aviṣayī bhūtatvāt ॥20॥

But we learn nothing from the true nature of another person, for they are not an object that can be perceived. ||20||


na = (part.) not
ca = (conj.) and
tat = (acc. sg. n./nom. sg. n. from tad) that
sa = (nom. sg. m. from tad) his
ālambanam = (acc. sg. n./nom. sg. n., ālambana) the underlying; that which supports; here: the true self; true nature (of something)
tasyaḥ = (g. sg. f./abl. sg. f., tad) its
aviṣayī = (nom. sg. m., aviṣayin) not the object
bhūtatvāt = because it is

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