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

Yoga-Sutra

Kaivalya-Pada

Sentence 17

tad-uparaga-apeksitvat chittasya vastu-j nataj natam ||17||

तदुपरागापेक्षित्वात् चित्तस्य वस्तुज् नाताज् नातं ॥१७॥

tad-uparāga-apekṣitvāt cittasya vastu-j nātāj nātaṁ ॥17॥

However, whether an object, situation or person is understood or misjudged depends on the emotional preconceptions and the expectations of that which is mutable in human beings. ||17||


tad = that; whose
uparāga = coloring; to be near; excite; cause; provoke
tad-uparāga = emotional preconception
apekṣitvāt = our expectations; to expect
cittasya = for or through chitta, all that is mutable in human beings;
vastu = object; situation; person
jñāta = known; recognized
ajñātaṁ = not known; misjudged

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