sutras 3.37-38: backed by science

Sutras 3.37-3.38 (in Feuerstein’s translation they are 3.36-3.37) 3.36 Thence occur flashes-of-illumination in the sensory areas of hearing, sensing, sight, taste, and smell. 3.37 These are obstacles to enstasy (samadhi) but attainments in the waking-state. Translation by Georg Feuerstein I am something of a scientific study geek. I love reading reports of methods and findings,…

sutra 3.26: experiencing knowledge

Sutra 3.26: pravrittyah aloka nyasat suksma vyavahita viprakrista jnanam By correctly directing and focusing the light of perception in which the senses and their objects (the whole of nature) function, knowledge can be gained of the subtle, the hidden, and even the remote objects or phenomena. Translation by Swami Venkatesananda Our world, our universe, is…