Sūtra 1-37

Sūtra 1-37
वीतरागविषयं वा चित्तम्। (३७)
Vītarāgaviṣayam vā cittam*. (37)
(Vīta-rāga-viṣayam vā cittam.)
Or (perception of an) object free from desires (brings about steadiness of mind.)


Sūtra words

Vīta-rāga-viṣayam, vā and cittam


Word Formation

Vīta-rāga-viṣayam: A bahuvṛīhi compound formed from vīta, rāga and viṣayam, the word is in first case singular, neuter gender
Vīta: verb ī with prefix vi and the past passive participial suffix ta

rāga: verb rasj with suffx a to form a substantive-
viṣayam : verb si with prefix vi and suffix a to from the substantive
: indeclinable
cittam: verb cit with past passive participial suffix ta


Meaning of Words

Vīta-rāga-viṣayam: an object free from desire
Vīta: free from
rāga: desire / binding attachment
viṣayam: object
: or
cittam: mind

(*This sūtra also uses sūtra 1-35 to complete its meaning. This process of flow through of a complete prior aphorism of parts there off is called anuvṛtti, a common construct in figuring out meaning of sūtras)

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