Yoga Sutra 2.25 release is Transcendental Aloneness kaivalya of the power-of-sight

Sūtra II.25 Without it, there is no conjunction, and that release is Transcendental Aloneness (kaivalya) of the power-of-sight Without that failure-to-see there is no conjunction of mind and Puruṣa. That means absolute cessation of bondage. This is release (hāna), the Transcendental Aloneness of the power-of-sight. It is the state of detachment of Puruṣa, and no further conjunction with the guṇa-s. Then Puruṣa is said to be established in his own nature. Cessation of pain and disappearance of its cause is release. The subject-matter of the work was said to come under four headings (on sūtra 1.1). Of these, one heading, compared to the illness (in medical works) has been explained as Pain that is to be escaped, in the words ‘What is to be escaped is pain not yet come’ (sūtra II.16). Conjunction as the cause of what is to be escaped, and the cause of the conjunction, have been …

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