Postures of yoga on 23 we are told various ways of gaining a state which could be either absorption (samadhi) or dispassion (vairagya). Then 1.23 itself says lsvara pranidhanad va, or by contemplation on the lord. In other words, this state, whatever it may be, can be gained by lsvara pranidhana, which is usually translated as devotion to the lord, although, as I shall argue, contemplation on the lord is probably a more accurate rendering. The remaining nine sutras are: 1.24 The lord is a special self (purusa) untouched by defilement (klesa), the results of action (karma-vipaka) and the store of mental deposits (asaya). 1. Postures of yoga 2016.
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