Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 9
स्वरस्वाहि विदुषोऽपि समारूढोऽभिनिवेशः ॥९॥
sva-rasa-vāhī viduṣaḥ api samā-rūḍhaḥ abhiniveśaḥ ||9||
The will to stay alive is a
equally springing up,
even in the wise person.
Commentaries and Reflections
Commentary by T Krishnamacharya:
Commentary by TKV Desikachar:
Commentary by Paul Harvey:
“Fear and Insecurity feed on the leftovers
from the meals of past experiences.”
“Āsana alone can be a support for
our outer relationship with living.
However, can Āsana alone be a support
for our inner relationship with dying?
Especially as our disposition towards
clinging to life is continuous, as well as
being deeply buried within our psyche.
This is why Yoga offers vehicles beyond Āsana
for the inner and especially the final journey.”
“The outer layer of meditative reflection,
as in Dhāraṇā, can reveal psychic symptoms,
which we might compare to the branches
of a tree, such as confused attractions,
confused aversions and the fear of loss.”