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Yoga-Sutra

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

Sadhana-Pada

Sentence 22

kritartham pratinashtam-apy-anashtam tadanya sadharanatvat ||22||

कृतार्थं प्रतिनष्टंअप्यनष्टं तदन्य साधारणत्वात् ॥२२॥

kr̥tārthaṁ pratinaṣṭaṁ-apy-anaṣṭaṁ tadanya sādhāraṇatvāt ॥22॥

Once an object has fulfilled its purpose, it does not disappear but instead remains in existence as such for others; for the object is valid for all. ||22||


kr̥ṭa = completed
arthaṁ = purpose; sense; goal
prati = for
naṣṭam = destroyed; non-existent
apy = although
anaṣṭaṁ = not destroyed; existing; remaining in existence
tat = than that
anya = other; different
sādhāranatvāt = for it is universal; universality