Pada 1, Sutra 51 Sanskrit Verse Tasyapi nirodhe sarva-nirodhan nirbijah samadhih Translation Upon the ending of even that insight, all other modifications of consciousness will stop arising and result in Nirbijah Samadhi (or Cognitive Absorption without seed). Interpretation Yoga in essence is the peeling away of the layers of the onion of the mind until we get to the core of consciousness being the center of the onion. The center of the onion holds nothing or no-thing, all
Pada 1, Sutra 50 Sanskrit Verse Taj-jah sanskaro ‘nya-sanskara-pratibandhi Translation The insight impressed on the mind by this cognition beyond reflection (Nirvicara Samadhi) checks other impressions (mind conceptions). Interpretation Asamprajnata Samadhi (non-distinguishable cognitive absorption) comes as a result of practiced Samprajnata Samadhi or cognitive absorption with focus on an object. Concentration on an object of reference followed by total absorption must b
Pada 1, Sutra 49 Sanskrit Verse Shrutanumana-prajnabhyam anyavisaya vishesarthatvat Translation This Cognitive Absorption is distinct from the insight gained from tradition and inference due to the nature of its purpose. Interpretation In Cognitive Absorption (without seed) knowledge is direct and truth-bearing. It is pure intuitive knowledge. The great Mahatma, Sri Parahamsa Yogananda described it well when he stated that Prayer is man talking to God while intuition (being
Pada 1, Sutra 48 Sanskrit Verse Rtambhara tatra prajna Translation There, insight is truth-bearing. Interpretation In Cognitive Absorption without seed and beyond reflection, i.e. Nirbija/Nirvicara Samadhi, one has direct cognition or insight unimpeded by any veils or colorings which only and alone can be called truth-bearing.