Sāṃkhya Kārikā verse 2

dṛṣṭavat-ānu-śravikaḥ saḥ hi-aviśuddhi-kṣayā-atiśaya-yuktaḥ |
tat-viparītaḥ śreyān vyaktāḥ avyakta-jña-vijñānāt ||

dṛṣṭa - seenanu - followśravika - heard spiritual teachingskṣaya - diminish, wasting or wearing awayyukta - connected; skilful; made use oftat - that, thisviparīta - reversed , invertedvyakta - caused to appear, manifested, apparent, visible, evidentavyakta - undeveloped, not manifest, unapparent, indistinct, invisible, imperceptiblejña - knowingvijñāna - special knowing, comprehension

Commentaries and Reflections

Paul Harvey:

The usual means to reduce suffering are linked to impurity, decay and excess.