Yoga Sutra 3.15 difference of sequence causes the differences of the changes

Sūtra III.15 Difference of sequence causes the differences of the changes Difference of sequence causes the differences of the changes. If it is said that there can be only one change in one dharmin (the answer is): difference of sequence causes the differences of the changes. Thus with clay particles, there is the sequence of particle clay, lump clay, jar clay, shard clay, fragment clay. When one dharma follows immediately on another, it is its successor. When it is said that the clay lump is reborn as the jar, that is a sequence of dharma-change. The sequence of change of time-phase is, the jar’s coming into the present from its future state, and the lump’s going from the present to the past. There is no sequence from the past. Why not? Because there is immediate succession only when there is before and after, and there is none in the case …

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