6.4 yadā hi nendriyārtheṣu (Original)

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Chapter 6

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yadā hi nendriyārtheṣu
na karmasv anuṣajjate
yogārūḍhas tadocyate

‘Then is he called yoga-perfected (fixed in meditation) when he has ceased from loving, sense-objects and (sense-)promptings; when he has shaken off every illusion.’

The yog-ārūdha (or meditation-accomplished man) is he who, from his experience of ātma-bliss, has ceased to love the sensuous material objects, nor does he countenance the impulses of the senses, in relation to such objects.

Not loving means that he becomes incapable of (or above) such associations.

He is yog-ārūdha, who has cast aside all illusions (or erroneous notions).

Hence, as the yoga-aspirer, —or who is preparing for meditation— is yet in object-associations, he has need to practise karma (work) as a means to estrange him from such associations, and (then) lead him on to meditation.

Hence, the yoga-aspirer shall practise karma alone, so as to abstract him from object-associations.

The same subject is further amplified:—

>> Chapter 6 verse 5

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