Yoga Sutra 4.19 the mind is not self-illumining

SÅ«tra IV.19 It (mind) is not self-illumining, because it is itself something perceived The other senses, and sound and so on, are not self-illumining. Just so the mind too is to be taken. It is not self-illumining, because it is itself something perceived. The other senses like the ear, and their objects sound and so on are not self-illumining. Neither the senses nor again their objects like sound are self-illumining, because they are themselves things perceived. Just so the mind (manas) too is to be taken: the mind (citta) is to be understood as not self-illumining, because it is something perceived. (Opponent) Let it be like fire, which is self-illumining and also illumines objects. Perceivables like jars do indeed look to an outside illumination to be revealed as they are, but not so a light. As a light illumines itself and illumines objects, so let mind too be an illuminer …

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