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The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Book 4 - Illumination
14. The manifestation of the objective form is due to the one-pointedness of the effect-producing cause (the unification of the modifications of the chitta or mind stuff).

The urge towards involution or towards form taking is so dominant and so one-pointedly the result of the egoic thought that it makes objective manifestation inevitable. The chitta or mind stuff (in the great process of form appropriation) is so thoroughly unified and the desire to experience through physical plane contacts is so dominant, that the many modifications of the mind are all turned towards the same object.

When the condition is reversed and the man on the physical plane effects his own liberation, it is also by the same method, one-pointedness and unification. The old commentary makes this clear in certain lines found in relation to the symbolism of the five-pointed star. They are as follows:

"The plunge is downward into matter. The point descends, darts through the watery sphere and pierces into that which looms inert, immobile, darkling, silent and remote. The point of fire and stone unite, and harmony and union on the downward path are reached." [402]

"The flight is upward into spirit. The point ascends, lifting the two behind and reaching out the three and four towards that which lies behind the veil. The water fails to quench the point of fire; thus fire meets fire and blends. Harmony, union on the upward arc are reached. Thus shall the sun move northward."

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