Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 33

वितर्कबाधने प्रतिपक्षभावनम् ॥३३॥

vitarka-bādhane pratipakṣa-bhāvanam ||33||

When oppressed by negative deliberation, cultivate the opposite side.

vitarka - gross deliberation; negative deliberationbādhana - oppressedpratipakṣa - opposite sidebhāvana - cultivation; imagining, fancying; forming in the mind; to occupy one's imagination with, conception

Commentaries and Reflections

Commentary by Paul Harvey:

“When oppressed by negative reasoning
cultivate the opposite side.”

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