Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 1.24

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That creative source (ishvara) is a particular consciousness (purusha) that is unaffected by colorings (kleshas), actions (karmas), or results of those actions that happen when latent impressions stir and cause those actions

Ishvara is a distinguished supreme consciousness untouched by the colored results of actions or the pain of suffering

Isvara is a particular Purusa (consciousness) unaffected by affliction, deed , result of action or the latent impressions thereof

This sutra gives us more detail on ishvara – the Supreme Being or Universal Consciousness. This blog lists the following qualities of ishvara:

  • free from the 5 modes of suffering (Yoga Sutra 1.5); ignorance, desire, aversion, fear, Egoism/I-am-ness
  • free from the results of karma/action whether good or bad
  • free from the anguish of the life-death cycles
  • free from the subconscious impressions of Samkaras (karmas from past, present and future)
  • Supreme intelligence

 

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