This one seems to say that if there is vigorous enthusiasm then you will get nearer to illumination. The fire is to represent vigorous enthusiasm and the people (and dog) around the fire are illuminated by it.
I drew a picture of mount Fuji to represent the feeling when you see something beautiful and it takes your breathe away and you disappear for a moment and only the beautiful view exists – maybe that’s touching the edge of merging with nature.
drsta = seen anushravita = heard visaya = objects vitrshnasya = who has control over desires vasikara = mastery samjna = consciousness vairagyam = aligning with what is
I feel that this isn’t just about asceticism and renouncing things we want, and could also be something we naturally grow into or already are without realising it. Similar to the unconditional love that a parent has for a child that is just giving, doesn’t need anything in return and just flows out without any effort.
abhyasa = practice, repetition vairagya = aligning with what is abhyam = together tan = they nirodah = supress, restrain
This could be interpreted in so many ways.
I quite like the idea that it means take repeated action towards what you think you want, but without attachment to the result of the action. While trusting that even if it doesn’t work out the way you hoped, it somehow brought you closer to what you ultimately want.
abhava pratyaya alambana tamo vrttir nidra अभावप्रत्ययाअलम्बना तमोवृत्तिर्निद्र
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, 1.10
nidra = sleep
abhava = non-existent pratyaya = impression alambana = based (on) tamo (tamas) = void, inertia, darkness vrttir = thought
I love sleeping people – they look so calm and at peace. The translations I read described this as being about deep, dreamless sleep. It’s interesting that it gets included as a “thought”. I find sleep fascinating – it’s almost as mysterious as infinity and thinking about the edge of the cosmos.