Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 17
Total knowing follows the form of gross deliberation,
subtle reflection, joy and the sense of ‘I’ am-ness.
Commentaries and Reflections
Commentary by T Krishnamacharya:
Commentary by TKV Desikachar:
Commentary by Paul Harvey:
“In Sūtra 1.17 Patañjali presents Asmitā, or the
sense of oneness, as the culmination of four
successively subtle forms of a meditational
process, collectively described as Saṃprajñāta.
How do we compare Asmitā in this verse
with the Asmitā described as one of the
five Kleśa listed in Chapter Two verse 3?”