A Sutra a Day: I-19 – Perplexing Patanjali

Jun 4, 2012 | Being a writer, Philosophy, XSutras, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali | 0 comments

It’s late and I’ve delayed posting tonight, not sure whether I should go east, west, north or south with my writing. I’ve looked into Patanjali and tried to scry the meaning of a sutra that seems as elusive as the track Venus will make across the sun in a day or two.
I suppose this is all right…to not have it figured out. This sutra is in the first chapter which is about samadhi, a state I have not experienced. This sutra references re- incarnation which I can’t quite align with. All I can do is keep an open mind and hold out for the second chapter, the how-to of attaining the state of yoga.
I-19 bhavapratyaya videhaprakrilayanam
There will be some who are born in a state of yoga. They will not practice or discipline themselves.*
*Patanjali’s Yogasutras, translation and commentart, T.K.V 20120604-232848. Jpg


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