Finally, the fourth chapter of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra is about liberation - Kaivalya Pada.

Yoga-Sutra

Kaivalya-Pada

Sentence 24

tad-asankhyeya vasanabhih chitram-api parartham sanhatya-karitvat ||24||

तदसङ्ख्येय वासनाभिः चित्रमपि परार्थम् संहत्यकारित्वात् ॥२४॥

tad-asaṅkhyeya vāsanābhiḥ citram-api parārtham saṁhatya-kāritvāt ॥24॥

This human mutability (chitta) has countless wishes of every description (vasana). But it has another purpose – namely to establish a connection between the outside world and the true self. ||24||


tad = (tat = acc. sg. n./nom. sg. n from tad) that
a = not
saṁkhyeya = (asaṅkhyā = nom. sg. f. from asaṅkhya) countable
vāsanābhiḥ = (i. pl. f. from vāsanā) through vasanas, wishes, drive
citram = (acc. sg. m./acc. sg. n./nom. sg. n. from citra) manifold; wonderful; varied
api = (conj./prep.) though; also
para = (iic.) other; different
artham = (acc. sg. m. from artham) purpose
saṁhatya = (sam hatya = abs. from sam-han) connection; interrelationship
kāritāt = (abl. sg. n. from kāritva) because of

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