The ladarthah eva drsyasya atma yogic sutra speaks about the purpose of perceiving, one who perceives to perceive. Intelligence is there to also serve useful purposes, to free the conscious mind from malevolence. Every part of the soul needs to be checked from entices of the material world. Continual yogic practice can lead a sadhaka to perfecting and conquering these follies.
Tadarthah for that purpose, for that sake
Drsyasya of the seen, of the knowable, nature (prakrti)
Atma seer (purusa), soul, principle of life, awareness, 'witnesser'
Nature and intelligence exist solely to serve the seer's true purpose - emancipation.
Intelligence exists to serve as the seer's agent, to liberate the consciousness from avidya.
If the sadhaka slackens in his sadhana and becomes inattentive, the senses agitate the seer and he is again hitched within the pleasures of the senses. This study of mind and investigation through intelligence is the innermost pursuit - antaratma sadhana.
This sutra conveys that consciousness, the essence of nature, which is cognisable, exists for the sake of the seer who sees for the sake of seeing.
(Last Updated on : 06-05-2014)
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