Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 29

ततः प्रत्यक्चेतनाधिगमोऽप्यन्तरायाभवश्च ॥२९॥

tataḥ pratyak-cetanā-adhigamaḥ-api-antarāya-abhāvaḥ ca ||29||

From that turning inwards consciousness is attained
and also the non-appearance of the interventions.

tatas - hencepratyak - turning inwardscetanā - consciousnessadhigama - attainedapi - alsoantarāya - intervention, obstacleabhāva - non-appearance, non-existenceca - and

Commentaries and Reflections

T Krishnamacharya:

It is through Praṇavo Japam that the true nature of the Jīva is realised.

TKV Desikachar:

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

If you don’t know yourself how can you think of something which is more than you or higher than you?

Paul Harvey:

From that turning inwards,
awareness is attained
and the non-appearance of the interventions.

Explain and develop the context of Antarāya in Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 29 and verse 30.
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