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 ready, preparation; a sacred or sanctifying ceremonyanya - different from, other thanpratibandhī - 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.”