Iyengar: The ceaseless flow of discriminative knowledge in thought, word, and deed destroys ignorance, the source of pain.
In his commentary, BKS Iyengar says: “The seeds of false knowledge are to be burnt up through uninterrupted yogic practices to maintain an unbroken flow of discriminative intelligence.” For the key is “uninterrupted” – that means I have to practice off the mat as well as on the mat.
Bryant: The means to liberation is uninterrupted discriminative discernment.
Bryant points out the commentators say this discrimination can be developed by listening to the sacred texts and contemplating their content – for a long time. And then it can be further developed by yoga practices. Discrimination as he describes seems like a practice that can be continually honed until it is so skilled it can weed out all illusion.
Taimni: The uninterrupted practice of the awareness of the Real is the means of dispersion (of Avidya).
Taimni points out that “a mere glimpse of Reality does not constitute Kaivalya (emancipation) although it certainly shows that the goals I near. He emphasizes the uninterrupted practice as the means of achieving this.
Carerra: Uninterrupted discriminative discernment is the method for its removal.
Carerra says that we use Viveka (discrimination) constantly – it’s an innate skill we have. But “viveka requires a high order of clear, steady focus and the absence of selfish attachment” to perceive the Self as our True Identity. He says: “Viveka is the shifting of awareness from the object of perception to the power of perception itself.”
I wonder if I will ever attain this kind of discrimination, even only a glimpse, in this lifetime.