Yoga Sutra Illustration 1.41

क्षीणवृत्तेरभिजातस्येव मणेर्ग्रहीतृग्रहणग्राह्येषु तत्स्थतदञ्जनतासमापत्तिः

ksina vrtter abhijatasy eva maner grahitr grahana grahyesu tatstha tadanjanata samapattih

Waned thoughts are pure like a crystal, reflecting the seer, the act of seeing and the seen as one.

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, 1.41

ksina = waned
vrtter = thoughts
abhijatasy = perfect
eva = like
maner = crystal
grahitr = the seer
grahana = the act of seeing
grahyesu = the seen
tatstha = in that
tadanjanata = assuming the colour of
samapattih = samadhi, balanced, as one

For this one I drew the fool tarot card to represent that we don’t need to know anything for things to be OK.

I’m really bad at any kind of ball games and throwing and catching but occasionally try and throw something in the bin from a distance or a plastic food box into the bag on the top shelf in my kitchen (because I can’t reach it) and *sometimes* it sails in perfectly, but usually not when trying to get it in.

I think we all experience this on occasion and when it happens, it’s like we’re in a meditative flow state and not really there, it’s just happening and we can’t miss because somehow it’s already in there anyway.

That’s kind of what this sutra feels like to me, when there is a merging of subject, object and desire.

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