6.43.5 pUrvAbhyAsEna thEnaiva

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Chapter 6

<< Chapter 6 verse 43

SlOkam – Original

pUrvAbhyAsEna thEnaiva hriyathE hyavaSOpi sa: |

word-by-word meaning

thEna pUrvAbhyAsEna Eva – As a result of the yOga practice which was performed in previous birth
sa: – he
avaSa: api – involuntarily
hriyathE – is attracted (towards yOga)

Simple Translation

As a result of the yOga practice which was performed in previous birth, involuntarily he is attracted (towards yOga).

Rendering based on ALkoNdavilli gOvindhAchArya swAmy’s English translation of gIthA bhAshyam

‘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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