4.26 As a result, free from the sense of identity, the discriminating individual awareness gravitates towards liberation.
Having left behind all attachments to the limited and limiting notions that used to trigger all kinds of reactivity, the call of the natural state predominates. The yogi is firmly established in knowing the fundamental distinction between Consciousness and temporary experiences.
What is liberation for you?
Is it isolating yourself from the ever-changing flow of life in its newness?
Or is liberation freeing yourself from your limiting concepts and perceptions? Is liberation letting go of the boundaries keeping you from feeling at one with all of existence?
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:
4.26 tadā vivekanimnaṃ kaivalyaprāgbhāraṃ cittam
तदा विवेकनिम्नं कैवल्यप्राग्भारं चित्तम् ॥२६॥
Another option is to chant each word in the sutra individually:
If you prefer, you may listen to the podcast:
This is an excerpt from the book Unravel the thread: Applying the ancient wisdom of yoga to live a happy life