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The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 2.18

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 2.18

prakasa-kriya-sthiti-silam bhutendriyatmakam bhogapavargartham drsyam

TRANSLATION

That which is knowable has the nature of illumination, activity, and inertia [sattva, rajas, and tamas]. It consists of the senses and the elements, and exists for the purpose of [providing] either liberation or experience [to purusa].