5.23 śaknotīhaiva yaḥ soḍhuṁ (Original)

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Chapter 5

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śaknotīhaiva yaḥ soḍhuṁ
prāk śarīra-vimokṣaṇāt
kāma-krodhodbhavaṁ vegaṁ
sa yuktaḥ sa sukhī naraḥ

‘That man is fit (yuktaḥ), and is happy, who, even here, before deliverance from body, is able to resist the violence born of lust and anger.’

‘Even here before separation from body’: means even during the prosecution of the Means of Salvation (i.e., during practice of yoga while yet in body).

Whoso, even then, is able, from the grateful experiences he may have of ātma, to oppose the on-rush of desires and passions, he is said to be yukta=harmonized, or he who is fit to pursue yoga. And finds his sole bliss in ātma-experience after departing from the body.

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