Patanjali Yoga Sutra — ततः क्लेशकर्मनिवृत्तिः ॥4.30॥

Saphalya Yoga
2 min readFeb 23, 2021


tataḥ kleśakarmanivṛttiḥ

On attaining Dharmameghaḥ Samādhi, a yogi is free from all kinds of kleśas (miseries) and achieves complete freedom from karmas (becomes Jīvanmukta).

A normal man can understand only two dimensions like good or bad, negative or positive, like or dislike, love or hate, etc. But there is a third dimension where there is neither good nor bad, neither negative nor positive, neither like nor dislike, neither love nor hatred. That means, opposite of good need not be bad; but ‘not being good’. The opposite of negative need not be positive, but it is ‘not being positive’. That point itself is the third dimension. A triguṇātīta only can understand this third dimension and dwell at that point and he is the jīvanmukta. Kleśas no longer afflict such a yogi on attaining Dharmameghaḥ Samādhi as they are doused off or even the kleśas in their vestigial form (seed) will be burnt completely. They have totally washed away. Further, the yogi attains total freedom from the karmas also. Such yogis are called as Jīvanmuktas. Janaka Mahārāja, rāmakr̥ṣṇa paramahaṁsa, ramaṇa Maharṣi are such great yogis.

प्रयत्नाद्यतमानस्तु योगी संशुद्धकिल्बिषः।

अनेकजन्मसंसिद्धस्ततो याति परां गतिम्॥६.४५॥

prayatnādyatamānastu yogī saṁśuddhakilbiṣaḥ.

anekajanmasaṁsiddhastato yāti parāṁ gatim Gītā 6.45

Intensely practicing yoga and having attained siddhi in the form of ‘antaḥkaraṇaśuddhi’ for many lives, sādhaka will be freed from all kinds of sins and attains complete freedom from all kinds of bondages and he is said to have accomplished the pinnacle state, that is, attaining Me.

We have two kinds of relations:

  1. Relations with material or mundane or constituents of the world. This is nothing but being in ‘Dehabhāva’ or ‘Pravr̥ttimārga’. In these kinds of relations, one is bound, burdened and exists sans freedom.
  2. Relations with Supreme Soul — Paramātma. Here the sādhaka lives in ‘ātmabhāva’ or ‘nivr̥ttimāgra’ and enjoys freedom, feels relaxed, detached and light.