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

Yoga-Sutra

Vibhuti-Pada

Sentence 8

tadapi bahirangam nirbijasya ||8||

तदपि बहिरङ्गं निर्बीजस्य ॥८॥

tadapi bahiraṅgaṁ nirbījasya ॥8॥

However, these three steps are still external compared to ultimate knowledge (nirbija samadhi). ||8||


tat = (acc. sg. n./nom. sg. n.) that; which
api = (conj./prep.) also
bahir = (adv./prep.) external
aṅga = (acc. sg. n./nom. sg. n./acc. sg. m.) part; limb; step
nirbīja = (g. sg. m./g. sg. n.) seedless (samaadhi); compared to nirbija samadhi

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