Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 14
स तु दीर्घकालनैरन्तर्यसत्कारादरासेवितो दृढभूमिः ॥१४॥
saḥ tu dīrgha-kāla-nairantarya-satkāra-ādarā-āsevitaḥ dṛḍha-bhūmiḥ ||14||
Moreover, this stage firm
when attended to without interruption,
with reverence and enthusiasm over a long time.
Commentaries and Reflections
Commentary by T Krishnamacharya:
“Abhyāsa, when performed with reverence,
without interruption, over a long period of time, will result
in a healthy body, acute senses and extraordinary alertness.
This kind of Abhyāsa is a solid foundation that nothing can disturb.”
Commentary by TKV Desikachar:
To feel better about things than in the past.”
“Looking beyond the superficial to the source,
this is Abhyāsa.”
Commentary by Paul Harvey:
“Having a meditation practice is one thing,
practicing meditation is something else.
Better not to confuse the two in terms of
the gap between intention and outcome.
Meditation is that which might or might not
arise out of our efforts at meditation practice.
The outcome depends on the extent of the intention.”
“In Sūtra 1.14 Patañjali outlines qualities he feels are
important in cultivating the intention within Abhyāsa.
What are these qualities and how can we
realise them within our efforts to remain there?”