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Yoga-Sutra

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

Sadhana-Pada

Sentence 45

samadhi siddhih-ishvarapranidhanat ||45||

समाधि सिद्धिःईश्वरप्रणिधानात् ॥४५॥

samādhi siddhiḥ-īśvarapraṇidhānāt ॥45॥

By accepting your fate (ishvarapranidhana), you achieve self knowledge (samadhi) and supernatural power (siddhi). ||45||


samādhi = transcendent state; samadhi; the goal of yoga
siddhiḥ = (nom. sg. f. from siddhi) supernatural power; attainment; capability; powers
īśvara = (iic.) God; personal God
praṇidhāna = (abl. sg. n.) devotion to a higher idea; accepting one’s fate