Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 7
सुखानुशयी रागः ॥७॥
sukha-anuśayī rāgaḥ ||7||
Attraction is the consequence of happiness.sukha - pleasure; happiness; agreeable; ease; comfortable; pleasantanuśayin - following upon, connected with as a consequencerāga - colour; attraction; passion, delight in; vehement desire of; attachment; a musical note, harmony, melody
Commentaries and Reflections
Commentary by T Krishnamacharya:
Commentary by TKV Desikachar:
“Rāga is attraction to an object before you are aware of it.
An attraction whether you need it or not.
In its absence you crave for it.”
“Rāga – Something in us needs to be satisfied.”
“The mind is like a glass through which we perceive.
When it is painted there is Rāga.
Often the painting colours what we see.
It is the colour of the mind that decides the quality of perception.”
Commentary by Paul Harvey:
“The outer layer of meditative reflection,
as in Dhāraṇā, can reveal psychic symptoms,
which we might compare to the branches
of a tree, such as confused attractions,
confused aversions and the fear of loss.”