Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 15

दृष्टानुश्रविकविषयवितृष्णस्य वशीकारसंज्णावैराग्यम् ॥१५॥

dṛṣṭa-anu-śravika-viṣaya-vitṛṣṇasya vaśīkāra-saṃjñā-vairãgyam ||15||

Absence of thirst towards objects,
either as seen or following heard spiritual teachings,
is the acknowledgement of the mastery of dispassion.

dṛṣṭa - seenanu - follow, one after another, followingśravika - heard spiritual teachingsviṣaya - an object; any object of affection or concern or attentionvitṛṣṇasya - absence of thirstvaśīkāra - masterysaṃjñā - acknowledgmentvairāgya - dispassion, detachment, non-attachment

Commentaries and Reflections

Commentary by T Krishnamacharya:

“Detachment can imply an attachment elsewhere.”

Commentary by Paul Harvey:

“Absence of thirst towards objects,
whether material or spiritual,
is the acknowledgement of the mastery of dispassion.”

Inspirational Quote

“Good as drink is, it ends in thirst.” Irish Proverb