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 of sense; anything perceptible by the senses; any object of affection or concern or attentionvitṛṣṇasya - absence of thirstvaśīkāra - masterysaṃjñā - acknowledgmentvairāgya - dispassion, disinclination, detachment, non-attachment; indifference to worldly objects and to life

Commentaries and Reflections

Commentary by T Krishnamacharya:

“Detachment can imply an attachment elsewhere.”

Commentary by Paul Harvey:

“We never ‘give up…’,
we can only ‘stop…’,
because something
else pulls us more.”
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 15

Inspirational Quote

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