Yoga Sutra 3.37 obstacles in samadhi but perfections in the extravertive state

Sūtra III.37

They are obstacles in samādhi, but perfections in the extravertive state

They – supernormal knowledge and the others – are obstacles when they appear in a mind concentrated. When they appear in a mind extraverted, they are perfections.

They are obstacles in samādhi, but perfections in the extraverted state. They – supernormal knowledge and the others – when they appear in a mind concentrated (samāhita) on Puruṣa are obstacles, because they are antagonistic to vision of Puruṣa. When they appear in a mind extraverted, they are perfections: they appear from saṃyama on Puruṣa, but not in a concentrated mind (samāhita citta) which is detached.

 

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