1.40 One can control from the smallest particle to the infinite

परमाणु परममहत्त्वान्तोऽस्य वशीकारः

paramanu parama mahattva anto sya vasikarah

One can control from the smallest particle to the infinite.

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, 1.40

paramanu = smallest particle
parama mahattva = greatest magnitude
anto = end
sya = his/her
vasikarah = control

This one aroused a few thoughts for me 😊

– A case for duality / the divine’s longing to be human – If you can control absolutely everything at some point surely it would be lonely and you’d long for something ‘other’ than you that isn’t under your control?

– Maybe we are all doing this already, and each of our universes somehow fit and weave together perfectly to form a tapestry of our shared reality.

– Even as humans who haven’t reached samadhi we can get to do this through our imagination or through art. ❤️

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