6.43.5 pūrvābhyāsena tenaiva (Original)

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Chapter 6

<< Chapter 6 verse 43


pūrvābhyāsena tenaiva
hriyate hy avaśo ’pi saḥ

‘By the previous habit alone, is he attracted into it (yoga), even involuntarily.’

In the re-incarnation that comes, he gets back the yoga-memory or links of reminiscence connected with the habits cultivated in his previous body, —when, like one roused from slumber, he again presses on towards yoga-consummation, without encountering further obstacles.

The affinities of the old yoga-practice are such as to impel him forward in that course, instinctively as it were, or as it were out of his own power (not to continue the process).

Verily the power and greatness of Yoga, is well-known to be such.

>> Chapter 6 verse 44

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