Patanjali was beautifully guiding the seeker. He was not talking, he was taking. He has spoken about all the energy centers up to the Sahasrara. Now he is giving the whole thing.
Pratiba literally translates as mirorring.Let me explain what exactly Patanjali means by the word ‘mirroring.’ First thing understand, there is no ‘you’ in ‘you.’
Whatever you understand or experience or feel as you in you is just somebody’s reflection in you. Somebody’s reflection in you, if it stays there for a long time, you believe it is you and you are possessed by that identity.
Your mother is reflecting on you for a long time, your father is reflecting on you, the society is reflecting on you. Suddenly you feel chaos – so many things are reflecting on you. You also want to mirror and reflect yourself on others. Seeing your reflection on other mirrors is power.
Any identity you carry is just a reflection on you.