Yoga-Sutra

The second Chapter of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras - contains instructions for our Practice - Sadhana Pada.

Sadhana-Pada

Sentence 14

te hlada paritapa-phalah punya-apunya-hetutvat ||14||

ते ह्लाद परितापफलाः पुण्यापुण्यहेतुत्वात् ॥१४॥

te hlāda paritāpa-phalāḥ puṇya-apuṇya-hetutvāt ॥14॥

The outcome of an action is felicitous or infelicitous depending on whether the foundation is successful or unsuccessful. ||14||


te = it
hlāda = (iic.) pleasurable; enjoyable
paritāpa = (iic.) painful
phalāḥ = (acc. pl. f./nom. pl. f.) outcome
puṇya = (nom. sg. f.) successful; beneficial
apuṇya = (iic.) failure; failed
hetutvāt = cause; occasioned by

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