Yoga Sutra 1.09 logical construction is something that follows on verbal knowledge

Sūtra I.9 Logical construction is something that follows on verbal knowledge but has no real object This (vikalpa) does not amount to right knowledge. Now he describes logical construction. Verbal knowledge means knowledge from words, and something that follows on verbal knowledge means something whose nature is to follow from the verbal knowledge, good or bad, which comes from the fixed relation between words and their meanings; but has no real object means that nothing is actually expressed, inasmuch as there is no actual (yathābhūta) thing as the meaning of those words from which that knowledge follows. Logical construction is thinking without reference to any actual thing. (Opponent) If it follows on verbal knowledge, it should be taken as authority. (Answer) It does not amount to right knowledge. It does not fall under authority because it has no real object. Authority does arise from verbal knowledge, but it relates to …

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