Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 5
वृत्तयः पञ्चतय्यः क्लिष्टाक्लिष्टाः ॥५॥
vṛttayaḥ pañcatayyaḥ kliṣṭa-akliṣṭāḥ ||5||
The fluctuations are fivefold and they afflict or don’t afflict.vṛtti - fluctuation; modification; turning; set in motion, course of action, behaviour, movement; activity, function; professionpañcataya - fivefoldkliṣṭa - afflicted, tormented, distressedakliṣṭa - not afflicted, tormented, distressed
Commentaries and Reflections
Commentary by T Krishnamacharya:
“With discipline and modest fare.
Stay lean and keep the fire going in your belly.
Think of God and repeat his words
– silently and out loud.
If you want to be happy take up Yoga.
If you don’t; don’t.
Follow your Dharma.
Stay where you belong.
Sing songs and thank the sun every day.
Look sharp, a vagrant mind will lead you astray.
Practice, pay attention and be amazed.
Doubt burns up everything, including the doubter.
To banish it bow down to the Lord.”