sutra 3.25: there’s an elephant in my sutras

Sutra 3.25: baleshu hasti baladini By practicing samyama on strengths, the yogi attains the strength of an elephant, etc. Translation by Edwin Bryant Correct visualization of the strength of an elephant, or whatever is desired, makes one as strong as an elephant or whatever. Translation by Kofi Busia I love that there’s an elephant in…

sutra 3.17: communicating through insight

Sutra 3.17: sabdartha pratyayanam itaretaradhyasat sankaras tat pravibhaga samyamat sarva bhuta ruta jnanam An object, the word for it, and the idea evoked by it all tend to be confused with each other. Total attentiveness paid to the differences between these brings a true understanding of the utterance of all living beings. Translation by Kofi…