[INDOLOGY] BhG quote

patrick mccartney psdmccartney at gmail.com
Fri Apr 13 03:37:03 UTC 2018

Thank you, David, for taking the time to respond. I have followed an
interesting trail to get to the "source" of this quote. By that, I mean the
website from which the person who wrote the article I found it in used as a
So far, neither of these authors has responded, so I put this quote into
google and it is used in a surprising number of instances.
One comment on Reddit
suggests that it might come from 6.5
It is interesting that I am not the first person
<http://bindiyoga.ca/the-bhagavad-gita-quote/> to wonder where, exactly,
this quote is found in the BhG, or possibly more correctly, which verse
inspires this loose translation, if we can even call it that. Perhaps,
paraphrasing is more accurate? I personally find the ways knowledge from
texts is reconstituted and retransmitted around yogaland to be fascinating.

All the best,

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On Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 11:21 AM, David and Nancy Reigle <dnreigle at gmail.com
> wrote:

> Dear Patrick,
> This may be a loose rendering of verse 6.20:
> yatroparamate cittaṃ niruddhaṃ yogasevayā
> yatra caivātmanātmānaṃ paśyann ātmani tuṣyati
> I do not know what other verse it could be. It would pretty much have to
> have the phrase, ātmanātmānam, and this verse is the only one of the six
> having this phrase that also has the word yoga.
> Best regards,
> David Reigle
> Colorado, U.S.A.
> On Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 7:05 PM, patrick mccartney via INDOLOGY <
> indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'm curious about this quote as I am writing about the use of phrases
>> related to ,,journeys to self,,. In a google search for examples, I came
>> across this
>> "Yoga is the journey of the self , through the self, to the self ~ The
>> Bhagavad Gita"
>> Might anyone know which chapter and verse this translation is? I do not
>> recognise it.
>> Thanks, Patrick
>> https://www.downtownyoga.net/single-post/2016/09/26/Yoga-is-
>> the-journey-of-the-self-through-the-self-to-the-self-The-Bhagavad-Gita
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