self-consciousness

sutra 4.22: let’s talk about Self-consciousness

Let’s start our yoga sutra musings today with the sutra itself: Sutra 4.22: Real pure consciousness is changeless and immutable, but due to its constantly changing appearance it identifies with its own workings. Translation by Kofi Busia And welcome a little help from a wise scholar who wrote the following commentary on sutra 4.22 (emphasis…

consciousness and spirit

sutra 4.18: consciousness and spirit

What is consciousness? The movements of your mind? of your brain? I happen to think so, but that’s just my opinion. Humanity has yet to agree on a definition of consciousness and there isn’t enough evidence to sway us towards unity. Individual schools of philosophy, however, do operate with definitions of consciousness. Yoga equates true…

sutra 2.25: listen to hear

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…