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

Yoga-Sutra

Vibhuti-Pada

Sentence 51

sthany-upa-nimantrane sanga-smaya-akaranam punar-anishta-prasangat ||51||

स्थान्युपनिमन्त्रणे सङ्गस्मयाकरणं पुनरनिष्टप्रसङ्गात् ॥५१॥

sthāny-upa-nimantraṇe saṅga-smaya-akaraṇaṁ punar-aniṣṭa-prasaṅgāt ॥51॥

When the celestial beings beckon, the yogi should avoid forming any attachment to this complacency, since this contact can reinstate undesirable attachment. ||51||


sthāni = celestial beings
upanimantraṇe = invitation; on being invited by
saṅga = acceptance; attachment
smaya = pride; enjoyment
akaraṇaṁ = he should avoid; to refuse
punaḥ = again
aniṣṭa = undesirable
prasaṇgāt = as a result of the contact

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