Sutra 1.39

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यथाभिमतध्यानाद्व॥३९॥
yathaa-bhimat-adhyaat-vaa॥39॥
‘Or by contemplating or concentrating on whatever object or principle one may like, or towards which one has a predisposition, the mind becomes stable and tranquil.’ Interpretation by Swami J.

This sutra is the last of the series that refer to setting up the foundations in readiness for meditation. Mantra meditation is a perfect example. It is the bringing together of all aspects of one’s Be-ing to the single-pointedness of full attention and focus. It is the point where one can begin to go deeper into the state of meditation itself.

Chris Johnson