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Yoga-Sutra

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

Sadhana-Pada

Sentence 17

drashtri-drishyayoh sanyogo heyahetuh ||17||

द्रष्टृदृश्ययोः संयोगो हेयहेतुः ॥१७॥

draṣṭr̥-dr̥śyayoḥ saṁyogo heyahetuḥ ॥17॥

For identificaiton of the true self (drashtu) with that which is mutable is the cause of suffering. ||17||


draṣṭr̥ = (iic.) the seer; he who perceives; the true self; drastu
dr̥śyaḥ = (loc. du. m./g. du. m./loc. du. n./g. du. n) that which is seen; experienced
saṁyoga = (nom. sg. m.) unity; bond; identification
heya = (iic.) that which should be avoided
hetuḥ = (nom. sg. m. from hetu) cause