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Yoga-Sutra

The second Chapter of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras - contains instructions for our Practice - Sadhana Pada.

Sadhana-Pada

Sentence 38

brahma-charya pratishthayam virya-labhah ||38||

ब्रह्मचर्य प्रतिष्ठायां वीर्यलाभः ॥३८॥

brahma-carya pratiṣṭhāyāṁ vīrya-lābhaḥ ॥38॥

Performing each action with an awareness of a higher ideal (brahma-charya) engenders tremendous strength. ||38||


brahma = (acc.sg.n./nom.sg.n. from ) God; the absolute
carya = (iic.) to change; to transform; to transition; to move; to walk
brahmacarya = transitioning to an awareness of the absolute; to be a monk; hence also frequently connotes celibacy
pratiṣṭhāyām = (loc. sg. f. from pratiṣṭhā) fixed; permanent stable
vīrya = (iic.) life force; vitality; strength; force
lābhaḥ = (nom. sg. m. from lābha) require; achieve