Inner freedom (kaivalya) is based on discernment (viveka). However previous impressions (saṁskāra) are constantly testing the ability to discern.

Yoga Sutra 4: On Inner Freedom
tattatpuruṣa-compound
ta
the
chidreṣulokative plural
chidrasubstantive neuter
interruption, hole, opening
chidrasubstantive neuter
chidverb
interruption, hole, opening
chidverbcut
pratyayatatpuruṣa-compound accusative
pratyayasubstantive masculine
imagination
pratyayasubstantive masculine
pratiprevixiverb
belief, firm conviction, certainty, idea
pratiprevixback, contrary to, against
iverbgo, go out, go there
antarāṇinominative plural
antarasubstantive neuter
inner, another
antarasubstantive neuter
antaradverb
interior, the other one
antaradverbinside, within, in
saṁskārebhyaḥablative plural
saṁskārasubstantive masculine
impressions
saṁskārasubstantive ma
samprevixkr̥verb
preparation, finish, upbringing, impression
samprevixtogether, with, completely
kr̥verbmake, accomplish, carry out

Your power to differentiate (viveka) is clouded over and over by impressions (saṁskāra). When this occurs, other contents determine your perception (pratya).

Dr. Ronald Steiner - modern transfer


During the breaks [when the power of differentiation (viveka) does not govern,] other [contents] of perception (pratyaya), which arise out of impressions (saṁskāra).

Dr. Ronald Steiner - historic word by word translation


Während der Unterbrechungen dieser [Tätigkeit des Unterscheidens] entstehen anderartige Vorstellungen aus rückständigen Eindrücken.

Paul Deussen - 1908


In the intervals thereof other thoughts arise from the self-continuant impressions.

James R. Ballantyne - 1852

hānam nominative singular
hānasubstantive neuter
cessation
hānasubstantive neuter
verb
stop, leave, give up
verbleave, abandon, cede to
eṣāmgenitive plural
etadpronoun 3rd person
that
kleśavatnominative singular
kleśasubstantive masculinevatsuffix neuter
as with the kleshas, the painful inner powers
kleśasubstantive masculine
kliśverb
pain, suffering, complaints
kliśverbplague, torture, suffer, receive complaints
tvasuffix neuterNomen Abstraktum: -ly
uktamnominative singular
uktaadjective
discussed
uktamadjective
vacverb
discussed
vacverbsay, speak, name

The seed of our impressions (saṁskāra) are, just as suffering-inducing powers (kleśa), always present. Through persistent practice, you can limit their growth.

Dr. Ronald Steiner - modern transfer


The removal of these [impressions saṁskāra)], is said, [occurs] as [the removal] of inner forces of suffering (kleśa).

Dr. Ronald Steiner - historic word by word translation


Die Überwindung derselben sowie der Plagen ist (2,10–11) besprochen worden.

Paul Deussen - 1908


The means of the avoidance of these are explained to be as in the case of the afflictions.

James R. Ballantyne - 1852

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  • Zwei äußerst klärende Sutrani, sehr schön! Zwei äußerst klärende Sutrani, sehr schön!

    • Ich bin auch totaler Fan des 4. Kapitels. Es ist so überraschend zugänglich und relevant für unsere Yogapraxis.
      - Viel Freude. Ich bin auch totaler Fan des 4. Kapitels. Es ist so überraschend zugänglich und relevant für unsere Yogapraxis.
      - Viel Freude.

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