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Yoga-Sutra

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

Sadhana-Pada

Sentence 19

vishesha-avishesha-linga-matra-alingani gunaparvani ||19||

विशेषाविशेषलिङ्गमात्रालिङ्गानि गुणपर्वाणि ॥१९॥

viśeṣa-aviśeṣa-liṅga-mātra-aliṅgāni guṇaparvāṇi ॥19॥

Physical objects exhibit the following states: determinable; unspecific; symbolic; beyond symbols ||19||


viśeṣa = (iic.) special; specific; different
aviśeṣa = (iic.) unspecific; undefined; indistinguishable
liṅga = (iic.) symbol
mātra = (nom. sg. f.) reproducible; expressible
liṅga-mātra = symbolic
aliṅgāni = (acc. pl. n./nom. pl. n. from aliṅga) lacking a symbol; beyond symbols
guṇa = (iic.) the three basic elements of matter; nature
parvāṇi = (acc. pl. n./nom. pl. n. from parvan) developmental levels; states; step