Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 24
क्लेशकर्मविपाकाशयैःपरामृष्टः पुरुषविशेष ईश्वरः ॥२४॥
kleśa-karma-vipāka-āśayaiḥ aparāmṛṣṭaḥ puruṣa-viśeṣa īśvaraḥ ||24||
The lord is a distinctive animating principle,
untouched by afflictions, actions, results and deposits.
Commentaries and Reflections
Commentary by T Krishnamacharya:
Through devotion and surrender to Īśvara
and by following the eight limbs of Aṣṭāṅga Yoga,
the benefits of Samādhi are realised with as little effort
as it takes to hold a pea in the palm of your hand.
Commentary by Paul Harvey:
This highest self is distinctive in its awareness,