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Yoga Sutra 3.12

A little look at the third Yoga Sutra

tataḥ punaḥ śānta-uditau tulya-pratyayau cittasya-ekāgratā-pariṇāmaḥ

Then the minds one-pointedness concentration changes again, when its now calm impressions merge into a continuous state.

Here Patanjali conveys a new transformation in the mind, on two levels:

Firstly, a situation where only a minor disturbance remains, but having moments of calmness, like separate waves crashing on the shore.

Secondly, the ultimate level, whereby this state of one-pointed focus becomes a constant experience, a continuous still ocean. This unique state of being makes each moment identical to the previous one. There is no separation between moments and any sense of time is removed.

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

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