Yoga Sūtra Chapter Four verse 1

जन्मौषधिमन्त्रतपः समाधिजाः सिद्धयः ॥१॥

janma-oṣadhi-mantra-tapaḥ samādhi-jāḥ siddhayaḥ ||1||

Accomplishments arise from
birth, blessed herbs, sacred formulae, self-discipline and integration.

janman - birthoṣadhi - blessed herbs, medicinal herbsmantra - sacred formulatapas - to heat; religious austerity; self-discipline; pain, sufferingsamādhi - putting together; communion; combining; integrationja - bornsiddhi - accomplishment, performance, fulfilment, attainment, success

Commentaries and Reflections

Commentary by TKV Desikachar:

The Yoga Sūtra in Chapter Four verse One indicate five ways to reach the highest.
The fifth is the most laboured because we must start from the bottom.
– TKV Desikachar Madras December 19th 1988