Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 24

तस्य हेतुरविद्या ॥२४॥

tasya hetuḥ avidyā ||24||

Its cause is illusion.

tasya - itshetu - cause, cause of; motive; reason foravidyā - illusion; spiritual ignorance; connate misidentification

Commentaries and Reflections

Commentary by Paul Harvey:

“Better to be clear about being confused,
rather than being confused about being clear.”

“Yoga is not just about engaging
the overt nature of the  symptoms,
but also engaging with the
covert cause of the symptoms.”