Yoga Sutra Illustration 2.13

सति मूले तद्विपाको जात्यायुर्भोगाः

sati mule tadvipako jatyayurbhogah

As long as our root remains in the obstacles, it’s fruition comes in the form of birth, life and experience of pleasure and pain.

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, 2.13

sati = existing
moole = root
tad = of that
vipakah = fruition
jati = birth
ayayu = life time
bhogah = experience

This sutra reminds me a bit of this poem by Rumi and how we can suffer through believing our thoughts.

It seems like a call for us to be centered and rooted in love ❤️

Don’t go, come near!
Don’t be faithless, be faithful!
Find the antidote in the venom.
Come to the root of the root of your Self.

Molded of clay, yet kneaded
From the substance of certainty,
A guard at the Treasury of Holy Light-
Come, return to the root of the root of your Self.

Once you get a hold of selflessness,
You’ll be dragged from your ego,
And freed from many traps-
Come, return to the root of the root of your Self.

You are born from a ray of God’s majesty
And have the blessings of a good star.
Why suffer at the hands of things that don’t exist?
Come, return to the root of the root of yourself.

— Rumi, translation by Kabir Helminski

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