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.
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
Commentary by S Ramaswami:
“Having described the Siddhi in the Third Chapter, Patañjali says that it is not only out of the practice of Yoga that they are obtained and gives four other means by which they can be realised.”