Yoga Sutra 2.10 when the yogin’s mind has ended its involvement

Sūtra II.10

In their subtle state, they are to be got rid of by dissolution in their source

When the yogin’s mind has ended its involvement and dissolves, the five taints, now like scorched seeds, come to an end with it.

This sūtra is begun to distinguish the treatment of the cases: In their subtle state, they are to be got rid of by dissolution in their source. (The commentary adds:) When the yogin’s mind has ended its involvement and dissolves, the five taints, now like scorched seeds, come to an end with it. What is being said is this: the taints, reduced to the sterility of fire-scorched seeds by the practice (abhyāsa) of right vision (samyagdarśana), come to their dissolution by reason of that very dissolution, that dissolving, of the mind which has wholly fulfilled the purposes of Puruṣa; so they do not need any practice of meditation (dhyāna). For as the saying goes, no fire is needed for what is already burnt, nor any grinding for what is powdered. The mind having fulfilled the purposes of Puruṣa has no reason to continue, and it spontaneously dissolves.

As to those which persist, though reduced to the seed state:

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