Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 8
दुःखानुशयी द्वेषः ॥८॥
duḥkha-anuśayī dveṣaḥ ||8||
Aversion is the consequence of suffering.duḥkha - suffering, pain, sorrowfulanuśayin - following upon, connected with as a consequencedveṣa - aversion; hatred; animosity; dislike; repugnance; to show enmity against
Commentaries and Reflections
Commentary by T Krishnamacharya:
“What is unpleasant is not desired.
The response of the mind is then to move away from it.
Whether in fact such a step did prevent Duḥkha is not immediately evident.”
Commentary by TKV Desikachar:
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.”