Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 29

ततः प्रत्यक्चेतनाधिगमोऽप्यन्तरायाभवश्च ॥२९॥

tataḥ pratyak-cetanā-adhigamaḥ-api-antarāya-abhāvaḥ ca ||29||

From that turning inwards consciousness is realised
and also the non-appearance of the interventions.

tatas - hence, from thatpratyak - turned back or inward, inner, interior; turning the back, averted, moving in an opposite directioncetanā - consciousness, understanding, sense, intelligence; percipient, conscious, sentient, intelligentadhigama - the act of attaining, acquisition; acquirement, mastery, study, knowledge; realised; attainedapi - even, also, although; very; something more; moreoverantarāya - intervention, obstacleabhāva - non-appearance, non-existence, absence, nullityca - and

Commentaries and Reflections

Commentary by T Krishnamacharya:

“It is through Praṇavo Japam
that the true nature of the Jīva is realised.”

Commentary by TKV Desikachar:

“The more you try to know Īśvara,
the more you come to know your self.”

“If you don’t know yourself
how can you think of something
which is more than you
or higher than you?”

Commentary by Paul Harvey:

“Explain and develop the context of Antarāya in Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 29 and verse 30.”
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Inspirational Quote

“We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit....” ee cummings