Samadhi Pada Sutra 4

Samadhi Pada Sutra 4

vrtti: behaviour, fluctuation, modification, function, state of mind
sarupyam: identification, likeness, closeness, nearness
itaratra: at other times, elsewhere

vrtti sarupyam itaratra

At other times, the seer identifies with the fluctuating consciousness. (BKS Iyengar)

At other times, when yoga does not happen and when the mind is busily occupied with the movement, there is a cloud of confusion in the undivided, homogeneous intelligence. In the shadow of that cloud, there arises false identification or cognition of the movement of the mind-fragment and hence distorted understanding. The single concept or idea or the single movement of thought is mistaken as the totality. (Venkatesananda)

I dug this acknowledgement of the rest of the time ;0) and some of us joked we spend most of our time here. 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *