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help with sutra 1.41

daya2010-07-05 03:10:27 +0000 #1
Can anyone help with a translation of sutra 1.41? I have several translations, but not one that I feel can help me explain it to my students.

Much appreciated!

Daya
Leela2010-07-05 03:24:54 +0000 #2
Hi there! I'm looking at it in Desikachar's The Heart of Yoga, and he translates it as:

"In the beginning all mental activities, except sleep, are involved in the comprehension of an object. But, gradually only those needed for correct, flawless comprehension remain. "

Does this help? Without reading the entire section in the sutra's could he be referring to meditation, perhaps comparing a beginner and experienced meditation practitioner?

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