Yoga Sutra 2.36 with establishment of truth, events confirm his words

Sūtra II.36

With establishment of truth, events confirm his words

When he says, ‘Be righteous’, that man becomes righteous; told by him, ‘Do you attain heaven’, that one attains heaven. His word is infallible.

With establishment of truth, events confirm his words. When truth is firm in him, events confirm his words. The confirmation of the results of actions like sacrifices consists in the fact that they are actually attained, and it is to be understood that here these results follow something said by a truth-speaker. How so? When he says to an evil man, ‘Be righteous’, from those words, that man becomes righteous; as when it was said by the gods, ‘Let his mind delight in virtue’ and Kuṇḍadhārārādhī became a righteous Brahmin (Mokṣadh. 271); told by him, ‘Do you attain heaven’, that one attains heaven. Just so Triśaṅku was told by Viśvāmitra, ‘Attain heaven’ (Viṣṇu Pur. etc.) and did attain it. It is unnecessary to cite many examples. His word is infallible.

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