Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 15
परिणाम ताप संस्कार दुःखैः गुणवृत्तिविरोधाच्च दुःखमेव सर्वं विवेकिनः ॥१५॥
pariṇāma-tāpa-saṃskāra-duḥkhaiḥ guṇa-vṛtti-virodhāt-ca duḥkham-eva sarvaṃ vivekinaḥ ||15||
Indeed for the discriminating person all is suffering,
due to the suffering from transformation, craving and tendencies;
and the opposing fluctuations in the activities of the attributes of nature.
Commentaries and Reflections
Commentary by T Krishnamacharya:
Commentary by TKV Desikachar:
“Suffering is basically either the result of the absence of something that we want, or the presence of something that we don’t want.”
Commentary by Paul Harvey:
“There are some who are ruled by how they perceive the world as treating them.
There are others who reflect on how they are treating the world.”