Yoga Sutra

Samadhi Pada

Sutra 1.22
मृदुमध्याधिमात्रत्वात् ततोऽपि विशेषः
mr̥du-madhya-adhimātratvāt-tato’pi viśeṣaḥ

The intense passion towards dispassion and practice again classified into three kinds as mild, moderate and strong.

mridu = tender, mild
madhya = moderate
adhimaatra = extreme, strong, intense
tataah = from these
api = also
viseshah = speciality, kinds, types

From the previous Sutra, we get vigorous enthusiasm that leads to the proximity of Asamprajnaata Samaadhi. Here, the vigorous enthusiasm is classified into three kinds as mildly vigorous enthusiasm, moderately vigorous enthusiasm and strongly vigorous enthusiasm.

Commentary by Maharishi Vyasha

A further classification on account of the mild, the moderate and the extreme.

There is a further classification: the mildly ardent, the moderately ardent and the extremely ardent. Because of this classification, the goal of meditation is near to mildly ardently dispassionate, is nearer to moderately ardently dispassionate and is the nearest to the extremely ardently dispassionate.


Does the extreme proximity happen only by the method as mentioned above? Or are there any other method?

The next Sutra will answer this question.


Commentary by Swami Vivekananda

They again differ according as the means are mild, medium or supreme.

Commentary by Sri Osho


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