4.27 Some latent impressions may still generate internal activity.
The last remaining impressions are the last obstacle to complete liberation. In other words, if you notice yourself returning to “me,” “mine” and “I,” you may be getting entangled again in your sense of identity with its beliefs and preferences. What are the impressions still lingering? Are there still some subtle sources of agitation, reactivity, and drama?
4.28 Those impressions may be removed in the same way as the other obstacles (kleshas).
These latent impressions can be removed by using the same approach presented before, through meditation and discernment of the fundamental distinction between who you are and who you think you are (2.10 and 2.11). The path remains the same, releasing assumptions and embodying presence by recognizing the uniqueness of every single moment. How do you keep returning to presence?
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:
For sutra 4.27
4.27 tacchidreṣu pratyayāntarāṇi saṃskārebhyaḥ
तच्छिद्रेषु प्रत्ययान्तराणि संस्कारेभ्यः ॥२७॥
Another option is to chant each word in the sutra individually:
and for sutra 4.28
4.28 hānameṣāṃ kleśavaduktam
हानमेषां क्लेशवदुक्तम् ॥२८॥
and the option of chanting chant each word in the sutra individually:
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