QUOTATION • postscript • 2003.11.8
The Extraordinary Powers
Yoga Sutra of Patanjali: 3
3.1 Concentration locks consciousness on a single area
3.2 In meditative absorption, the entire perceptual flow is aligned with that object.
3.3 When on the essential nature of the object shines forth, as if formless, integration has arisen.
3.4 Concentration, absorption and integration reguarding a single object compose the perfect discipline of consciousness.
3.5 Once perfect discipline of the consciousness is mastered, wisdom dawns.
3.17 Word, meaning, and perception tend to get lumped together, each confused with the others; focusing on the distictions between them with perfect discipline yields insight into the language of all being.
3.24 Focusing with perfect discipline on friendliness, compassion, delight, and equanimity, one is imbued with their energies.
3.31 Focusing with perfect discipline on the pit of the throat eradicates hunger and thirst.
3.36 Experience consists of perceptions in which the luminous aspect of the phenomenal world is mistaken for absolutely pure awareness. Focusing with perfect discipline on the difference properties of each yields insight into the nature of pure awareness.
3.40 By mastering the flow of energy in the head and neck, one can walk through water, mud, thorns, and other obstacles without touching down but rather floating over them.