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Yoga Sutras 1.23-1.29: Contemplation on OM Mantra

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  • Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati
    Yoga Sutras 1.23-1.29: Contemplation on OM Mantra http://www.swamij.com/yoga-sutras/yoga-sutras-12329.htm Remembering the sound vibration of AUM (or OM), along
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      Yoga Sutras 1.23-1.29: Contemplation on OM Mantra
      http://www.swamij.com/yoga-sutras/yoga-sutras-12329.htm

      Remembering the sound vibration of AUM (or OM), along with a deep
      feeling for the meaning of what it represents (1.28), brings both the
      realization of the individual Self and the removal of obstacles that
      normally block that realization (1.29). In a sense, this practice is
      like a short cut, in that it goes directly to the heart of the
      process.

      1.23 From a special process of devotion and letting go into the
      creative source from which we emerged (ishvara pranidhana), the
      coming of samadhi is imminent.

      1.24 That creative source (ishvara) is a particular consciousness
      (purusha) that is unaffected by colorings (kleshas), actions
      (karmas), or results of those actions that happen when latent
      impressions stir and cause those actions.

      1.25 In that pure consciousness (ishvara) the seed of omniscience has
      reached its highest development and cannot be exceeded.

      1.26 From that consciousness (ishvara) the ancient-most teachers were
      taught, since it is not limited by the constraint of time.

      1.27 The sacred word designating this creative source is the sound
      OM, called pranava.

      1.28 This sound is remembered with deep feeling for the meaning of
      what it represents.

      1.29 From that remembering comes the realization of the individual
      Self and the removal of obstacles.
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