Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 50

तज्जः संस्कारोऽन्यसंस्कारप्रतिबन्धी ॥५०॥

tat-jaḥ saṃskāra-anya-saṃskāra-pratibandhī ||50||

The tendencies born from that oppose other tendencies.

tat - that, thisja - born or descended from; produced or caused by; arises out ofsaṃskāra - tendencies, psychological imprint, mental impression, habitual potency; making sacred, hallowing, consecration, making ready, preparation; a sacred or sanctifying ceremonyanya - the other; other than, different from, opposed to; other, different; another, another person; one of a numberpratibandhī - oppose

Commentaries and Reflections

Commentary by T Krishnamacharya:

“Each person possesses a body.
Encased in the body, as it were,
he goes through pain and pleasure.
The pain and pleasure through the body arises
because of contact with the external world.
However such variations of pain and pleasure
do not happen to one absorbed in Īśvara.”

Commentary by Paul Harvey:

“The tendencies born from that experience
of knowing oppose other tendencies.”

“Yoga is about creating
new responses, especially
when experiencing familiar
arisings from old stories.”

“Can we unlearn as quickly as we learn?
In other words, how to cultivate and refine
the Samskara of learning to unlearn.”

Inspirational Quote

“Most people are more comfortable with old problems than with new solutions.” Anonymous