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The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: final analysis--from earth. 15. The alterations in the order of the three-fold mental modifications before described, indicate to the ascetic the variety of changes which a characteristic property is to undergo when contemplated. 16. A knowledge of past and future events comes to an ascetic from his performing Sanyama in respect to the three-fold mental modifications just explained. See Aphorism 4, where ': Sanyama ': is explained as the use or operation of attention, contemplation, and meditation in respect to a single object. 17. In the minds of those who have not attained to concentration, there is a confusion as to uttered sounds, terms, and knowledge, which results from comprehending these three indiscriminately: but when an ascetic views these separately, by performing ': Sanyama': respecting them, he attains the power of understanding the meaning of any sound uttered by any sentient being. 18. A knowledge of the occurrences experienced in former incarnations arises in the ascetic from holding before his mind the trains of self-reproductive thought and concentrating himself upon them. 19. The nature of the mind of another person becomes known to the ascetic when he concentrates his own mind upon that other person. 20. Such concentration will not, however, reveal to the ascetic the fundamental basis of the other person':s mind, because he does not ': perform Sanyama ': with that object before him. 21. By performing concentration in regard to the properties and essential nature of form, especially that of the human body, the ascetic acquires the power of causing the disappearance of his corporeal frame from the sight of others, because thereby its property of being apprehended by the eye is checked, and that property of Satwa which...
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