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Yoga sutra 1.11

A little look at the first Yoga Sutra …

Yoga sutra 1.11

anubhūta-viṣaya-asaṁpramoṣaḥ smṛtiḥ

Memory is the retention of past impressions/ experiences.

anubhūta: experienced/ perceived

viṣaya: object of sense perception

asaṁpramoṣaḥ: not letting go

smṛtiḥ: memory

The fifth and last activity of the mind is the ability to store information and then recall the same in the present moment. All activities of the mind are fluid and in motion and, as such, unstable. By contrast, pure consciousness (cit) is perfectly stable. The spiritual being is not contaminated by the mental activities; it simply watches.

Damian Cadman-Jones is an authorised teacher of Prana Vashya Yoga™

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