Yoga Sūtra Chapter One Closing Verse

इति पतञ्जल योग दर्षने समाधिपादः

iti pātañjala yoga darśane samādhi-pādaḥ

Thus Patañjali’s view of Yoga in the section on Integration.

iti - thus; in this manner; something that has been said or thought; having so saidpatañjali - celebrated as a compiler of the yoga sūtra or as a grammarianyoga - the act of yoking, joining, attaching, harnessing; a yoke, team, vehicle, conveyance; employment, use, application, performance; a means, expedient, device, way, manner, methoddarśana - view, doctrine, philosophical system; seeing, observing, looking, noticing, observation, perception; exhibiting, teaching; inspection, examinationsamādhi - putting together; communion; absorption; combining; integrationpāda - the chapter of a book; section; a quarter, a fourth part; foot, leg; on foot; the act of locomotion

Inspirational Quote

“Through meditation and by giving full attention to one thing at a time, we can learn to direct attention where we choose.” Eknath Easwaran