3.55 As a result of discernment (viveka), complete and all-encompassing transcendent knowledge that dissolves the illusion of time. Then, the yogi is free from conditioned existence.
The discernment (viveka) of the distinction between pure awareness and temporary experiences gives the practitioner the intuitional wisdom encompassing everything in existence, regardless of characteristics, properties, condition, realm, or sequence (time). This transcendent knowledge is rtambhara – mentioned in aphorisms 1.48 and 1.49 – a deep understanding, beyond inference, of the intricate synergy of everything in the cosmos. Free from all conditioning, the practitioner accepts unconditionally everything that exists.
To what extent are you still placing conditions on your participation in the endless flow of life?
What remaining ways of being pull you away from your natural state of being?
What conditions keep you from saying yes to life?
As usual, one more way of exploring the meaning of this sutra is by chanting it.
You can choose to chant it in its traditional form with some of the words coming together:
3.55 tārakaṃ sarvaviṣayaṃ sarvathāviṣayamakramaṃceti vivekajaṃ jñānam
तारकं सर्वविषयं सर्वथाविषयमक्रमंचेति विवेकजं ज्ञानम् ॥५५॥
Another option is to chant each word in the sutra individually:
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