जन्मौषधिमन्त्रतपः समाधिजाः सिद्धयः ॥१॥
janma-oṣadhi-mantra-tapaḥ samādhi-jāḥ siddhayaḥ ||1||
Accomplishments arise from
birth, blessed herbs, sacred formulae, self-discipline and integration.
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