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Yoga Sutra 1.24

A little look at the first Yoga Sutra …

Yoga sutra 1.24

kleśa karmavipāka-āśayaiḥ-aparāmṛṣṭaḥ puruṣa-viśeṣa īśvaraḥ

īśvara is not limited by afflictions, actions, their fruits, and subtle results.

In this sutra, Patanjali gives us some material for detailed consideration as regards mankind: we are contaminated by afflictions (kleśa), constrained by action (karma) their fruits (vipāka) and deep subtle results (āśayaiḥ). Actions are good and bad. Fruits are the consequences of the same. These are all stored as impressions in our sub-consciousness; īśvaraḥ/the Divine is one who is not touched by this kind of experience. As such, īśvaraḥ/the Divine is different from you and I; Its nature is unchanging purity.

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

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