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Patanjali Yoga Sutra – Kaivalya Pada

Attainment of pure consciousness or kaivalya

4.34. Purusarthasunyanam gunanam pratiprasavah kaivalyam svarupapratistha va chitisakteriti|

  • Purusartha-purpose of the purusha
  • Sunyanam-devoid of
  • Gunanam-of the gunas
  • Pratiprasavah-involution
  • Kaivalyam-liberation
  • Svarupa-ones own nature
  • Pratistha-establishment
  • Va-or
  • Chitisakteh-purusah
  • Iti-that’s all(denotes the end of the Patanjali Yoga Sutra)

Kaivalya is the involution of the gunas because of the fulfilment of their objectives or it is the restoration of the purusha to its inherent  form which is called pure consciousness.


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