(Last Updated on : 21/07/2010)
The fifty-fourth yoga sutra speaks about the 'exalted intelligence', and the state in which the sadhaka now is abiding. He is capable of distinguishing impeccably and rather speedily, the infinitesimal differences, irrespective of any elements. In such a state, a yogi has grasped with precision and understanding, even the subtlest of elements. The fundamental criteria here perceives flawlessly and wholly.
class, descent, rank, race, lineage
distinctive mark, a sign, quality
place, position in space
otherwise, in a different manner
not bounded, not separated, undefined
of the same kind or class, similar, equal
thereby, from it
By this knowledge the yogi is able to distinguish unerringly the differences in similar objects, which cannot be distinguished by rank, qualitative signs or position in space.
With this exalted intelligence the yogi is capable of distinguishing, faultlessly and instantaneously, the minutest differences between two similar kinds of things or objects, regardless of rank, creed, quality, place or space.
A yogi who has accomplished spiritual realisation, possesses clarity and sensitivity even in the subtlest of things. He perceives all things distinctly and expresses himself faultlessly.
This quality of intelligence cannot be possessed even by evolved souls unless they are anchored in the sacred divine spiritual knowledge - vivekaja jnanam.