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Tadartha — for His (the Purusha's) sake; eva = only; drisyasya — the seen (
Prakriti); atma = exists. The seen exists only for the sake of the Seer. As we saw
in the previous Sutras, nature is here to give experience to the Purusha and so
interest; samyamat — by samyama; Purusha = Self; jnanam = knowledge. The
intellect and the Purusha [or Atman] are totally different; the intellect existing for
the sake of the Purusha, while the Purusha exists for its own sake.
Purusha is the owner of the mind-stuff or, as Patanjali puts it, its Lord. He knows
all the changes that happen in it. How could He know them if He is also changing
? A changing thing cannot recognize the changes in something else, like an ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Tobias.Bruell - LibraryThing
This text seems to be a transcript of a series of lectures given by Satchidananda (henceforth called "Commentator") to his students. Each verse of the Yoga-Sutra is first given in various forms ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - yogiclarebear - LibraryThing
A must read for anyone who wants to know yoga deeper than the poses. Keep your highlighter handy and mark what moves you. Then practice it, and then read the Sutras again and see what else pops out at you. This is an excellent reference. Read full review