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

Yoga-Sutra

Vibhuti-Pada

Sentence 44

sthula-svarupa-suksma-anvaya-arthavattva-sanyamat bhutajayah ||44||

स्थूलस्वरूपसूक्ष्मान्वयार्थवत्त्वसंयमात् भूतजयः ॥४४॥

sthūla-svarūpa-sūkṣma-anvaya-arthavattva-saṁyamāt bhūtajayaḥ ॥44॥

Meditating on the outer manifestations, true nature, underlying principle, temporal sequence, and purpose of something engenders mastery (jaya) of the physical elements (bhutas). ||44||


sthūla = the external aspects of something
svarūpa = own form; true nature; true form
sūkṣma = subtle; the subtle underlying principle
anvaya = sequence; all-pervasive
artha-vattva = purposefulness; function
saṁyama = deep contemplation; meditation
bhūta = the five elements; matter
jayaḥ = (nom.) victory, mastery; control

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