Yogasutras of Patanjali Web Series – Video 10
॥1.4॥ At other times the Self appears to assume the forms of the mental modifications.
- vrutti = modifications
- saarupyam = identification of nature
- itaratra = at other times
Practical Application of sutra no 1.4:
When our mind is not in Yoga, it becomes one with the outside objects and situations or starts tapping into memory. We try to find happiness in things and people, not realizing that happiness is subjective and not objective. We go through emotional ups and downs as we become one with the mental modifications. So become aware and nip the thought in the bud when it starts. Keep it focused to the work in hand.