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

Yoga-Sutra

Vibhuti-Pada

Sentence 22

sopa-kramam nirupa-kramam cha karma tatsanyamat-aparantajnanam arishtebhyo va ||22||

सोपक्रमं निरुपक्रमं च कर्म तत्संयमातपरान्तज्ञानम् अरिष्टेभ्यो वा ॥२२॥

sopa-kramaṁ nirupa-kramaṁ ca karma tatsaṁyamāt-aparāntajñānam ariṣṭebhyo vā ॥22॥

Meditation (samyama) on foreseeable and unforeseeable causes and causal relationships (karma) gives rise to knowledge (jnana) concerning fate. ||22||


sopa = based on
krama = sequence; succession
sopakramaṁ = based on the process; understandable; foreseeable
nirupa = not supported; empty
nirupakramaṁ = not based on the process; unforeseeable; not understandable
ca = and
karma = karma; action; cause or effect of an action; fate
tat = that
saṁyamāt = (abl. sg. m. from saṁyamā) by meditating on; by practising samyama as regards
aparānta = death; end
jñāna = knowledge; understanding
ariṣṭa = fate
ibhya = its
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