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Book 1, Sutra 49: Patanjali's Yoga Sutra

“THIS WISDOM DIFFERS FROM THAT DERIVING FROM CONVENTIONAL LEARNING OR ONE’S OWN INSIGHTS BECAUSE IT IS FOCUSED ON THE SPECIAL PURPOSE UNDERLYING ALL OBJECTS.”

Patanjali is telling us why the wisdom, “prajna,” produced by samadhi is so special and different from other types of more conventional wisdom. 252 more words

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Book 1, Sutra 43: Patanjali's Yoga Sutra

“WHEN MEMORY IS PURIFIED AND THERE IS A REALIZATION OF EMPTINESS THEN MEANING ALONE STANDS FORTH WITHOUT SENSE IMPRESSIONS. THIS IS CALLED NIRVITARKA SAMAPATTI.”

Some translators define “nirvitarka” in the general sense as “without thought” but the earlier sutra 17 established “vitarka” as the type of mental activity connected with incoming sense impressions. 922 more words

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Book 1, Sutra 42: Patanjali's Yoga Sutra

“WITH SAVITARKA SAMAPATTI, THE OBJECT’S NAME, THE MEANING BEHIND THE NAME AND ALL OTHER INFORMATION CONNECTED TO THAT OBJECT ARE BLENDED TOGETHER SEEMLESSLY.”

In this sutra Patanjali continues to describe “samapatti,” or the state of cognitive blending analogously described by the clear crystal in the last sutra. 197 more words

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Goals of Human Existence: Lest We Forget

I’m quite new to Facebook. In fact, I’ve only had it for nine months, and so far  #cargoals, #housegoals, #makeupgoals and other related hashtags have been dominating my newsfeed. 661 more words

Indian Culture

Dharma and Artha: Chicken and Egg?

The length of the hiatus between this and my previous post is testament to the rigours of a term at Cambridge. To say that we’re a little pushed for time is an understatement.   962 more words

Sangh

An array of inhibiting ideas.

A sufficient set of inhibiting ideas can be a prison.

Some have the ‘not’ clause. eg., It should not cost more than 1000 rupees.

Some have the ‘after’ clause. 206 more words

Ancient Indians

Words : vyartha

vi + artha gives us vyartha.

In this case vi is used to mean without.

vyartha is waste – empty of meaning or purpose.

Contrast this with sva artha – svārtha which is advantageous to the individual, 112 more words

Ancient Indians