Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 4
At other times conformity with the fluctuations.vṛtti - fluctuation; modification; turning; set in motion, course of action, behaviour, movement; activity, function; professionsārūpya - conformity with, sameness or similarity of form, identity of appearance, resemblance, likenessitaratra - at other times, on the other hand
Commentaries and Reflections
Commentary by T Krishnamacharya:
“What is the nature of distraction?”
“Sages say that the fruits of this vine are three
wisdom, wealth and joy.
Those free of desire pick wisdom
Those full of desire pick money
Those full of devotion pick the fruit of joy.
These are what the world is seeking
whether rushing forth or keeping still
But once you know the essence
of this triple bearing vine
There is no need to choose among its flavours.
Bhīṣma said Yoga’s lord is Kṛṣṇa,
beloved of all the gods
Patañjali said hold back your mind to silence the din
Nāthamuni, too, said follow the Yoga path
away from sickness, ignorance and fear.
I remember the friend of Yogavalli – Nārāyaṇa
four armed friend with bow, sword, club, discus and conch.”
Commentary by TKV Desikachar:
“Whatever perceives is always right,
it is the mind that colours what we see.”
“Yoga presumes for most people that mind is the same,
always planning ahead or basing itself on what has happened.”
“If there is not a strong link to that which is inside,
the stronger force becomes the outside,
and we are pulled by and to that.”
Commentary by Paul Harvey:
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