Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two Title
The section on the Means to accomplish.sādhana - means to accomplish; leading straight to a goal; guiding well; furtheringpāda - section; a quarter, a fourth part; foot, leg; on foot; the act of locomotion
Commentaries and Reflections
Commentary by T Krishnamacharya:
This second chapter known as Sādhana Pādaḥ caters to them.”
Commentary by TKV Desikachar:
Chapter Two is for those who want to move to the state of Chapter One.
Whether Yoga is Sādhana or Siddhi?
Sādhana is the means to achieve something.
Siddhi is where something has happened.
For Siddhi to happen there has to be Sādhana, some preparation, some effort.
So how is it possible for something to be both Sādhana and Siddhi?
Each gain we make is a Siddhi.
Each Siddhi helps us to go further with Sādhana.
Commentary by Paul Harvey:
“More usually the past dominates the present.
Through Yoga Sādhana we work towards the present dominating the past.”
“In the Yoga Sūtra, the pre-eminent text on Dhyānam within Yoga.
Book One is about the Process of the practice of Dhyānam;
Book Two is about the Preparation for the practice of Dhyānam;
Book Three is about the Outcome of the practice of Dhyānam;
Book Four is about the Goal of the practice of Dhyānam.”