Yogasutras of Patanjali Web Series – Video 9

Yogasutras of Patanjali Web Series – Video 9

तदा द्रष्टुः स्वरूपेऽवस्थानम् ॥१.३॥

॥1.3॥ Tadā draṣṭuḥ svarūpe avasthānam

॥1.3॥ Then the Seer is established in its own nature.

  • tada = at the time of concentration
  • drashtuhu = the seer
  • svarupe = in its own nature
  • avasthaanam = established

Practical Application of this Sutra:

When the mind is disinterested in the objective world, senses become jobless. Senses get drawn inwards. Mind realizes that “I am not a combo of body + mind+ intellect”.

Mind disconnects from consciousness and merges back to Prakriti. So Yoga is not union but the disconnection of Purusha (Consciousness) and Prakriti (Matter).

This can also be seen in sutra no 4.34. So the third sutra of the first chapter(1.3) and the last sutra of the last chapter (4.34) are connected.

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