Yoga Sutra 4.06 the mind whose perfections arise out of meditation

Sūtra IV.6

Of those (minds with perfections), the mind whose perfections arise out of meditation (dhyāna) has no karma-stock

A mind is endowed with perfections in one of the five ways. Of those, only the mind whose perfections arise out of meditation has no karma-stock. Only of this one is there no such stock, no functioning of passion and the rest, and so there is no connection with good or ill, because the taints are eliminated from that yogin.

Of those (minds with perfections) the mind whose perfections arise out of meditation (dhyāna) has no karma-stock. A mind is endowed with perfection in one of the five ways: by birth, drugs, mantra, tapas or samādhi. Of those among those, it is only the mind whose perfections arise out of meditation that has no karma-stock. It is free from any stock of taint or karma. Only of this one is there no such stock, no functioning of passion and the rest, and so there is no connection with good or ill, because the taints are eliminated from that yogin. As it has been said: ‘Rooted in taints is the karma-stock’ (II.12); he has no karma-stock because no taints are there.

But in others, a karma-stock is always found.

But in the case of others, whose perfections arise from birth, etc., a karma-stock is always found, because the taints have not been eliminated.

Thus –

 

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