Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 18

विरामप्रत्ययाभ्यासपूर्वः संस्कारशेषोऽन्यः ॥१८॥

virāma-pratyaya-abhyāsa-pūrvaḥ saṃskāra-śeṣaḥ anyaḥ ||18||

The other,
preceded by the practice of cessation of psychic activity,
has a remainder of tendencies.

virāma - cessation, to come to an end, restpratyaya - psychic activity; cause; conception, assumption, notion, idea; ground, basis, motive or cause of anythingabhyāsa - practice; the effort of the mind to remain in its unmodified condition of purity ; repeated or permanent exercise, discipline, use, habit, custom;pūrva - eastward, to the east of; in front, before; former, prior, preceding, previous to, earlier thansaṃskāra - tendencies, psychological imprint, mental impression, habitual potency; making ready, preparation; a sacred or sanctifying ceremonyśeṣa - remainderanya - different from, other than

Commentaries and Reflections

Commentary by T Krishnamacharya:

“All mental distractions arise from the free play of the senses
and only through continuing practice can one keep their power in check.”

‎”Trying to escape from Saṃskāra only increases their power and,
in addition, leads to the acquisition of still more Saṃskāra.”

Commentary by TKV Desikachar:

Samādhi is a state of mind and an understanding that arises from it.”

Commentary by Paul Harvey:

Other than this is the practice
where only tendencies remain,
it is preceded by the
cessation of psychic activity.”

Inspirational Quote

“Cessation of work is not accompanied by cessation of expenses.” Cato the Elder