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:

Aversion is expecting suffering.”

Duḥkha is the consequence
of Dveṣa from such as,
getting what you are not expecting or,
getting other than what you are expecting.”

“Better not to mistake the feelings
arising from the movement away from
something undesirable, for the
feelings arising from the movement
towards something desirable.”

“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.”