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Friday, October 31, 2014
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Raja Yoga Sutra by Patanjali, with commentary by Sri Swami Sivananda - Random SelectionRaja Yoga Sutra Selection # 134
From Discourse III: "Vibhuti Pada- On Divine Powers"
III.36. SATTVA-PURUSAYOR ATYANTASAMKIRNAYOH PRATYAYAVISESO BHOGAH PARARTHAT SVARTHA-SAMYAMAT PURUSA-JNANAM
'Enjoyment is the result of a lack of discrimination between Purusha and Sattwa. Knowledge of Purusha comes from performing samyama on the interests of the Self rather than on the individual's interest'.
Purusha is absolute Divinity, which is beyond qualities. Sattwa is purity, but it remains a quality of Nature. From Sattwa comes joy and light, but as mentioned previously, these qualities must be transcended for the final merging with the Self. This distinguishes between the purity of the Absolute and purity of Nature. It is further explained that knowledge of Purusha is gained by perfected meditation on the interests of the Self rather than on individual interests.
III.37. TATAH PRATUBHA-SRAVANA-VEDANDADRSASVADA-VARTA JAYANTE
'From that comes intuitional hearing, thought, sight, taste and smell'.
Whatever is given up, automatically comes to the renunciate. By performing samyama on the interests of the Self rather than on the individual interests, all intuitional knowledge becomes available.