Yoga Sutra 4.16 it is not dependent on a single mind

SÅ«tra IV.16 It is not dependent on a single mind, for when it was not giving rise to valid cognition in that mind, what would it be? If the thing were dependent on a single mind, when that mind was not focused on it, or was inhibited, the thing would not be in contact with it and would not be an object to any other mind either. So that thing would not produce any valid cognition, and would be essentially unknown. What would it be at that time? Again, why would it rise again to be connected with that mind? (Further) its parts which were not being cognized, would not exist. As the back would not exist, the front ought not to exist either. It is not dependent on a single mind, for when it was not giving rise to valid cognition in that mind, what would it be? To …

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