Yoga Sutra 4.34 Transcendental Aloneness is withdrawal of the gunas

Sūtra 4.34 Transcendental Aloneness is withdrawal of the guṇa-s, now without any purposes of Puruṣa; or it is the establishment of the power-of-consciousness in its own nature That Transcendental Aloneness is withdrawal of the guṇa-s, whose essence is cause and effect, now that experience and release, the purposes of Puruṣa, are achieved and done with. Again, it is Puruṣa’s power-of-consciousness established in its own nature, no longer bound up with mind-sattva, and alone, isolated: its permanence in that state alone is Transcendental Aloneness. OM. Withdrawal is the flowing back from conjunction, and reduction to their cause, of the guṇa-s, now without any purpose of Puruṣa, though they are naturally ever-changing by assuming the nature of cause and effect; isolation of Puruṣa from being bound up with the guṇa-s is Transcendental Aloneness. Or, it is the power-of-consciousness established in its own nature. Puruṣa’s power-of-consciousness, not bound up with not involved with …

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