Yoga Sutra 2.55

26 Mar

Sutra 2.55: tata parama vashyata indriyanam

  • tata = thus
  • parama = supreme
  • vashyata = mastery
  • indriya = of sense organs, organs of action
  • nam= turning away

Translated loosely into English;

Thus comes supreme mastery over the sense organs.

The student is completely free of external mental sense stimulants, internal sensory stimulants, attachments and sensual desires. Having no attraction to mental desires or objects of the external earthly world, the student releases all attachment and affiliation with the senses. There is no act of will-power, no ‘doing’, just a release and letting go.

This is the Great Freedom.



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