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1.48 The Absolute

YOGA SUTRAS OF PATANJALI | CHAPTER 1 - SAMADHI PADA | VERSE 48 | COMMENTARY


Rtambhra tatra pragya


ऋतम्भरा तत्र प्रयज्ञा॥१.४८॥

r̥tambharā tatra prajñā ||1.48||


Awareness holds nothing but the Truth.



Yoga Sutras of Patanjali | Chapter 1 - Samadhi Pada | Verse 48 | Commentary

The universe is ever changing. A billion galaxies, and a trillion, trillion stars, being born and dying every day. There is motion and activity. One affects the whole and the whole affects the one. A person who has is practicing Nirvichara Samadhi is free of impressions. He gains insight into the interconnectedness of events, and the knowledge that dawns is one of truth and wisdom that is infallible.


Now that which is changing is not absolute. It is Satyam – it is true at that moment, but not outside time. R̥tam is the absolute truth that is eternal, without a beginning or an end. This is the cause of everything and itself without cause. The consciousness accesses the causal realm, which is beyond the subtle realm as well.   

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