The Yogadarshana

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that to which the yoga sutras points is that from which duality springs, but which can neither be contained nor defined by nor within duality. the dualistic nature of concept and word dooms them to rely on suggestion, paradox or poetry to approximate that to which they point. accordingly any concept, any statement can be contextualised in such a way as to be wrong. no need to hang yourself on the ropes of the mind. if the concepts elucidated herein help you to uproot other more limiting ones, that is the best that they can do. and then they are no longer of any use or value. they are not the truth, though they may be said to be true, but only if they help to dissolve the veils with which truth is hung. let the accumulations of your mind go and see what then there is to be. ultimately, knowing is uncertain, an approximation. being is all that then remains.

and, whilst in these pages, never forget that Patanjali is long gone, and we who remain can only present our opinions about what he meant. none of us are his official respresentatives. all that we say can never be more than our opinion. may my opinions meet yours effortlessly and fruitfully in a disinclination to hold to any opinion or position........

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