Yoga Sutra 2.35

6 Mar

Sutra 2.35: ahimsa pratisthayam tat vaira-tyaga

  • ahimsa = non-violence
  • pratisthayam = (sthaa= install) firmly install/establish
  • tat = that
  • vaira-tyaga = renunciate hostility

Translated loosely into English;

Firmly establishing non-violence ceases hostilities.

Several translations depict this sutra to be ‘in the presence of those firmly established in non-violence’, yet where does that translation come from? Patanjali only states these words.  Although, true, one becomes less hostile in environments of peace, I write only what is given.

Anyone firmly established in non-violence will reduce and cease to be hostile. This naturally will invoke others to become less hostile and be relieved of misery.

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