Yoga-Sutra

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

Sadhana-Pada

Sentence 18

prakasha-kriya-sthiti-shilam bhutendriya-atmakam bhoga-apavarga-artham drishyam ||18||

प्रकाशक्रियास्थितिशीलं भूतेन्द्रियाअत्मकं भोगापवर्गार्थं दृश्यम् ॥१८॥

prakāśa-kriyā-sthiti-śīlaṁ bhūtendriya-ātmakaṁ bhoga-apavarga-arthaṁ dr̥śyam ॥18॥

Objects and situations in the physical world can be characterized by purity (sattva), unrest (rajas), or inertia (tamas); they are physical or etheric and result in short term pleasure or long term redemption ||18||


prakāśa = illumination; purity; light; sattva
kriyā = action; activity; rajas
sthiti = stability; steadiness; tamas
śīla = characteristics
bhūta = five elements; physical
indriya = sense organ; organs of perception; sense; etheric
ātmakaṁ = such that
bhoga = pleasure; enjoyment
apavarga = liberation; fulfillment; redemption
arthaṁ = purpose; sense; goal
dr̥śyam = that which is seen; perceptible; objects

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