Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 36

विशोका वा ज्योतिष्मती ॥३६॥

viśokā vā jyotiśmatī ||36||

Or, on that light which is free from sorrow.

viśokā - free from sorrow; cessation of sorrow; without sorrow - orjyotis - light; brightness; fire, flash of lightning; light as the divine principle of life or source of intelligence, intelligence;mati - opinion, notion, idea, belief, conviction, view, creed; devotion, prayer, worship, hymn, sacred utterance; intelligent, mindful, applied to; the mind, perception, understanding, intelligence, sense, judgement

Commentaries and Reflections

Commentary by Paul Harvey:

“Or, it can be on that inner radiance which is free from sorrow.”

Inspirational Quote

“Have you ever been at sea in a dense fog, when it seemed as if a tangible white darkness shut you in and the great ship, tense and anxious, groped her way toward the shore with plummet and sounding-line, and you waited with beating heart for something to happen? I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding line, and no way of knowing how near the harbor was. 'Light! Give me light!' was the wordless cry of my soul, and the light of love shone on me in that very hour....” Helen Keller