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1.1 atha yoganusasanam
With prayers for divine blessings, now begins an exposition of the sacred art of yoga.
1.2 yogah cittavrtti nirodhah
Yoga is the cessation of movements in the consciousness.
1.3 tada drastuh svarupe avasthanam
Then, the seer dwells in his own true splendour.
1.4 vrtti sarupyam itaratra
At other times, the seer identifies with the fluctuating consciousness.
1.5 vrttayah pancatayyah klista aklistah
The movements of consciousness are fivefold. They may be cognizable or non cognizable, painful or non painful.
1.6 pramana viparyaya vikalpa nidra smrtayah
They are caused by correct knowledge, illusion, delusion, sleep and memory.
1.7 pratyaksa anumana agamah pramanani
Correct knowledge is direct, inferred or proven as factual.
1.8 viparyayah mithyajnanam atadrupa pratistham
Illusory or erroneous knowledge is based on non fact or the non real.
1.9 sabdajnana anupati vastusunyah vikalpah
Verbal knowledge devoid of substance is fancy or imagination.
1.10 abhava pratyaya alambana vrttih nidra
Sleep is the non deliberate absence of thought waves or knowledge.
1.11 anubhuta visaya asampramosah smrtih
Memory is the unmodified recollection of words and experience.
1.12 abhyasa vairagyabhyam tannirodhah
Practice and detachment are the means to still the movements of consciousness.
1.13 tatra sthitau yatnah abhyasah
Practice is the steadfast effort to still these fluctuations.
1.14 sa tu dirghakala nairantarya satkara asevitah drdhabhumih
Long, uninterrupted, alert practice is the firm foundation for restraining the fluctuations.
1.15 drsta anusravika visaya vitrsnasya vasikarasamjna vairagyam
Renunciation is the practice of detachment from desires.
1.16 tatparam purusakhyateh gunavaitrsnyam
The ultimate renunciation is when one transcends the qualities of natuire and perceives the soul.
1.17 vitarka vicara ananda asmitarupa anugamat samprajnatah
Practice and detachment develop four types of samadhi: self analysis, synthesis, bliss and the experience of pure being.