Sutra 2.25: tat abhavat samyogah abhavah hanam tat drishi kaivalyam
By causing a lack of avidya, or ignorance there is then an absence of the alliance, and this leads to a freedom known as a state of liberation or enlightenment for the Seer. Translation by Swami J Bharati
With the disappearance of this [nescience] the correlation [also] disappears; this is [total] cessation, the aloneness of the [sheer power of] seeing. Translation by Georg Feuerstein
What is there to say about Sutra 2.25?
Lots. Tons. But for my part this week, I simply want to share something it reminded me of: a Radiolab episode that I listened to at least a dozen times to let its full AWESOMENESS penetrate my brain. Literally, as I was listening, I kept not hearing the details or the final conclusion, knowing nonetheless that I was missing something breathtaking.
So I kept going back again and again, replaying the same 90 seconds and then the entire episode until its beauty was no longer breathtaking but comforting.
Listen here: radiolab.org/story/anesthesia. Enjoy!
Hari om tat sat!
Experience your true self and bring it into every moment of your living!
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are a classical text on yoga–a guidebook of sorts.
Each week, 216 teacher Esther Palmer dives into one of the sutras and we let it take us where it takes us.