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Yoga Sutras of Patanjali translated by Yogi Kalinath - Chapter 2, Verse 13


Pada 2, Sutra 13

Sanskrit Verse

Sati moole tad-vipaako jaatyaayur-bhogaah

Translation

So as the root (of Karma) exists, there will be fruition from it: birth, lifespan and life experiences.

Interpretation

All thoughts, emotions and actions will bear fruit either in this life or the next. As within the individual so without in life. There is no peace and true contentment to be had in a life lived purely focused on “I”, “me” and “my”. One has to go beyond a self-centered existence as the doer and owner of anything and instead do what must be done without attachment to any fruits of your actions. Only then will you become free.

Reflection

Ponder on these two quotes:

But seek ye first the Kingdom of God,

and his righteousness; and all these

things shall be added unto you.

Matthew 6:33

The equation of proper perspective in life for long-term sanity and balance is to : first BE, then DO followed by HAVE. This is the natural flow from Spirit (God/BE) to Manifestation (Energy—DO) and finally to Materialization (HAVE). To have or do before to be is a plain recipe for discontentment and feeling at odds with self and life.

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul Mark 8:36

We are Human Beings first and foremost and not Human Havings where life is lived purely for the satisfaction of temporary possessions and pleasure seeking where these in time will disown us due to the possession losing its attraction or the pleasure waning or through simply the disempowerment of the self and death.

Remember: Shrouds have no pockets.