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Benefits of Truth

Patanjali Yoga Sutra

II.36.      SATYA-PRATISTHAYAM KRIYA-PHALASRAYATVAM.

 

Truth

By the establishment of truthfulness the Yogi gets the power of attaining for himself and others the fruits of work without the works.

 

When this power of truth will be established with you, then even in dream you will never tell an untruth. You will be true in thought, word, and deed. Whatever you say will be truth. You may say to a man, "Be blessed," and that man will be blessed. If a man is diseased, and you say to him, "Be thou cured," he will be cured immediately.

Swami Vivekananda

Commentary  by Swami Vivekananda

Tapasya for a fallen yogi – BKS Iyengar

Patanjali warns that even such exalted yogis are not beyond all danger of relapse.

…Inattention, carelessness, or pride in one’s achievement await opportunity to return, and fissure the consciousness. In this loss of concentration, old thoughts and habits may re-emerge to disturb the harmony of kaivalya.

If this takes place, the yogi has no alternative but to resume his purificatory struggle in the same way as less evolved people combat their own grosser afflictions.

~ BKS Iyengar (Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali)

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