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Yoga Sutra 3.22



sopakramaṃ nirupakramaṃ ca karma tat-saṃyamāt-aparānta-jñānam-ariṣṭebhyaḥvāh


There are actions with clear results and actions with obscure results; Saṁyama on this gives knowledge.


Here, Patanjali talks about the ‘laws of karma’. 


A deed done with clear results is positive and its results obvious.   “Obscure results” refers to the delayed effect(s) of deed borne out of confusion or trouble.  Saṁyama, that is a profound understanding of it all due to deep systematic enquiry, is applicable to all of your deeds/actions.  Ultimately, with enlightenment you may see signs of problems to come, including the circumstances of your/your body’s own demise.


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

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