Yoga Sutra 1.32 practise meditation on one principle

Sūtra I.32 To prevent them, practice on one principle To prevent the distractions, let the mind practise meditation on one principle. It has been said that they are inhibited by detachment and practice; the first has been described, and now he deals with practice. To prevent them, these distractions practice on one principle, on a single truth. (Opponent) That one principle cannot be the object of meditation practice, because it is a real thing, and the fullness of real things like self (ātman) cannot even be spoken. They are established in their own greatness and not simply mental. He is going on to deny that such real things have any dependence on the mind, for instance in sūtra IV.16, A thing is not dependent on a single mind. (Answer) With this doubt in mind the commentator says, let the mind practise meditation on one principle. Here he is showing how …

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