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PATANJALI'S VISION OF ONENESS
AN INTERPRETIVE TRANSLATION BY SWAMI VENKATESANANDA

The Yoga Sutras
SRI PATANJALA YOGA DARSANAM
Chapter 2

2. 1.

Yoga Sutra 1, Chapter 2

The kindling of the inner psychic fire that at once burns away all the impurities (coloring) and limitations of the mind-stuff, the study both of scriptural texts and one's own reaction to situations from moment to moment, and the meaningful, dynamic and devotional surrender to the indwelling omnipresence - these three simultaneously constitute active yoga, or practice of the indivisible unity.


II. 2.
Yoga Sutra 2 Chapter 2

When it is clearly understood that the instant realization of cosmic oneness, which is yoga, is not the product of any effort, how can one "practice" such unity?

Surely, active yoga is taught not because such practice results in the realization of oneness. However, it can aid in the direction of one 's attention towards enlightenment, and away from the elements that cause mental turmoil, which, as a result of such turning away, are weakened.