Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 49

श्रुतानुमानप्रज्ञाभ्यामन्यविषया विशेषार्थत्वात् ॥४९॥

śruta-anumāna-prajñābhyām-anya-viṣayā viśeṣa-arthatvāt ||49||

It is different from knowing based on oral transmission and inference,
as the purpose of the object is distinct.

śruta - oral transmissionanumāna - inference; the act of inferring or drawing a conclusionprajñā - knowing; insightanya - different from, other thanviṣaya - an object; any object of affection or concern or attentionviśeṣa - distinction, difference between; characteristic difference, peculiar mark, special property, speciality, peculiarityartha - purpose, aim; meaning; thing, object

Commentaries and Reflections

Commentary by Paul Harvey:

It is other than knowing based on oral transmission and inference,
as the purpose of the object is directly experienced.

Inspirational Quote

“Suit the action to the word, the word to the action; with this special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature.” William Shakespeare