Sutra 1.47

Photo Credit:  Thomas Leuthard , CC BY 2.0. 

Photo Credit: Thomas Leuthard, CC BY 2.0. 

nirvichaara-vaishaara-dhye-adhyaatma-prasaada-ha ॥47॥

Nirvichara is the silent mind when there are no thoughts. On attaining this stillness, there is a profound clearing of the entire being into openness and silence.

Is this kind of silence even a possibility when new experiences and old thoughts constantly fill our heads? Perhaps not, but this is the goal towards which we must strive if we are to know any ongoing peace in our lives.

PatanjaliChris Johnson