Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 23

ईश्वरप्रणिधानाद्वा ॥२३॥

īśvara-praṇidhānāt-vā ||23||

Or, from dedication to the lord.

īśvara - the lord; the supreme soul; personal god; special self; ruler of choicespraṇidhāna - dedication; respectful conduct; attention; to place down; in front of - or

Commentaries and Reflections

T Krishnamacharya:

“In the second and third Sūtra the means to realise Samādhi
and the true nature of Jīva were explained.
The term used in those Sūtra is Draṣṭṛ
– that which perceives and aids in perception.”
– T Krishnamacharya’s commentary to Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 23

TKV Desikachar:

The more you try to know Īśvara the more you come to know yourself.

Paul Harvey:

Or from dedication to the highest self.

I feel reflecting on the recent three posts on īśvara Praṇidhānā……

Inspirational Quote

“I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen....” Frank Lloyd Wright