Excerpt from English Translation With Sanskrit Text of the Yogasara-Sangraha of Vijnāna Bhikshu
All obeisance to Him who after having, - from his body of Illusion or Nescience (Mâyâ ) made up of Goodness, Foullness and Darkness (Sattwa, Rajas and Tamas) - created the Great Principle (Mahat), the (all - embracing) thread named Buddhi (spiritual consciousness) constituting (the forms of) Brahmâ, Vishnu and Siva, brings about in the character of the Supreme Being, this cosmos by means of the same body, like the spider, and then binds together His emanations in the cosmos (as the spider does insects by means of its thread).
We offer reverence by word, mind and body to the Rishis Patanjali (author of the Yoga Sutras) Vyâsa (author of the Bhasya on the Sutras) and the rest (other writers on Yoga), as also to the other Masters (of the system) - all of whom are so many Suns as it were for the removal of the darkness of ignorance.
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