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Yoga-Sutra

The first chapter of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras is about enlightenment - Samadhi Pada.

Samadhi (समाधि, Samādhi) = Enlightenment
Pada (पाद, Pāda) = ChapterThe first chapter of the Yoga Sutra by Patanjali

Samadhi-Pada

Sentence 14

sa tu dirghakala nairantarya satkara-adara-asevito dridhabhumih ||14||

स तु दीर्घकाल नैरन्तर्य सत्काराअदराअसेवितो दृढभूमिः ॥१४॥

sa tu dīrghakāla nairantarya satkāra-ādara-āsevito dr̥ḍhabhūmiḥ ॥14॥

Success can definitely be achieved via sound and continuous practice over an extended period of time, carried out in a serious and thoughtful manner. ||14||


sa = the same
tu = in fact; in any case
dīrgha = long
kāla = time
nairantarya = continuous; uninterrupted
satkāra = seriousness; care
ādara = respect; consideration for others
āsevito = (from āsevita) practiced; followed; continued
dr̥ḍha = sound; well founded
bhūmiḥ = (nom. from bhūmi) basis; foundation; earth