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Raja Yoga Sutra by Patanjali, with commentary by Sri Swami Sivananda - Random Selection

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From Discourse III: "Vibhuti Pada- On Divine Powers"

III.25. BALESU HASTI-BALADINI

'(By performing samyama) on strengths (of various animals) comes the power of an elephant (or any other species)'.

III.26. PRAVRTTY-ALOKA-NYASAT SUKSMA-VYAVAHITA-VIPRAKRSTA-JNANAM

'(By performing samyama) on light comes intuitive knowledge of that which is subtle, hidden or distant.
III.27. BHUVANA-JNANAM SURYE SAMYAMAT 'By performing samyama on the sun comes knowledge of the world'.

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