Monday, March 19, 2012

PATANJALI YOGASUTRAS = VIBHUTI PAADHA = Sutras.3.20,21,22 = How can a Sadhaka Disappear from Public sightTotally





na cha thath saalambanam
thasya avishayee bhoothathvaath

Ø  na = not
Ø  cha = but
Ø  thath = that
Ø  saalambanam = with support
Ø  thasya = its
Ø  avishayee = not present; not the subject;
Ø  bhoothathvaath = to be, beingness

In previous sutra, we saw that - when Sadhaka performs Samyama on the special characteristics of someone’s body (which distinguish him from others) – the Sadhaka gets to understand even his innermost thoughts. But the present sutra clarifies that – the knowledge that supports these thoughts in the person’s mind are not revealed in this Samyama – as this support is not the object of this Samyama. The Samyama reveals the thoughts – but not the deeper knowledge sitting in the mind which throws up and supports these thoughts.


kaaya roopa samyamaath  thath
graahya shakti
chakshuh prakasa
asamyoge anthardhaanam

Ø  kaaya = physical body
Ø  roopa = form
Ø  samyamaath = By performing the Samyama on
Ø  thath = that
Ø  graahya = can be received & understood
Ø  shakti = power
Ø  sthambhe = By suspending
Ø  chakshuh = of the eye
Ø  prakasha = illumination especially for visual purpose
Ø  asamprayoga = is separated contact
Ø  anthardhanam = invisibility, disappearance

When a Sadhaka performs Samyama on the form of his own physical body, the illumination emanating from his physical body which makes it visible to the others is suspended, and the physical body thus becomes invisible to other people.

The visibility of any object depends on the light it emanates. So is the case with our physical body.

But, if the reflection of light is totally suspended by the Sadhaka through his Samyama on his own physical body, then, others cannot see his physical body. But, the physical body very much exists wherever it is. Only, its visibility is removed.


shabdadi anthardhanam

Ø  ethena = by this
Ø  shabdadi = sound and other perceptions
Ø  anthardhanam = disappearance
Ø  uktham = is explained

The perception of a person happens through one or more of the five senses. The eyes perceive the form of the physical body through the reflection of light by the body into the eyes.

The Nose perceives the body by the smells emanating from the body.

The ears perceive the body by the sounds made by it or emanating from it.

The tongue can perceive it if it can perceive the tastes emanating from it.

The skin perceives through the touch sensation. 

But, as we have seen From The previous sutra, similarly, the Sadhaka can prevent all these perceptions through Samyama on his own body. In other words, he is at the place but no one else can perceive him through their five senses.

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