Yoga Sutra 2.40 from purity, distaste for his own body and no intercourse with others

SÅ«tra II.40 From purity, distaste for his own body and no intercourse with others When by practising purity and seeing the defects in the body, he becomes disgusted with his own body, he becomes free from obsession with the body; seeing what the body essentially is, he has no intercourse with others. So seeing, the renunciate finds no purity in the body even after he has washed it with earth and water and other things; how should he engage in intercourse with the absolutely unpurified bodies of others? The perfections of the restraints have been stated, and now the observances are taken up. From purity, distaste for his own body and no intercourse with others. When by practising purity and seeing the defects in the body, he becomes disgusted with his own body he sees how contemptible the body is and becomes a renunciate, free from obsession with the body. …

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