Yoga Sūtra Chapter Four verse 11

हेतुफलाश्रयालम्बनैः संगृहीतत्वातेषामभावेतदभावः ॥११॥

hetu-phala-āśraya-ālambanaiḥ saṃgṛhītatvād-eṣām-abhāve tat-abhāvaḥ ||11||

Held together by cause, fruit, correspondence, support,
the non-appearance of these, the non-appearance of that.

hetu - cause, cause of; motive; reason forphala - fruit; consequence, effect; result; retribution (good or bad), gain or loss, reward or punishment, advantage or disadvantageāśraya - correspondence; that to which anything is annexed, or with which anything is closely connected, or on which anything depends or rests; substratumālambana - supporting, resting onsaṃgṛhītatvā - connection; held togethereṣām - of these; of themabhāva - non-appearance, non-existence, absencetat - that, this

Commentaries and Reflections

Commentary by TKV Desikachar:

“What factors promote favourable Saṃskāra?”

“But Saṃskāra can be fed by Vāsanā.”

“Everything we do has an origin.”

“Nothing destroys Vāsana,
only they become ineffective.”

Commentary by Paul Harvey:

“Until you can experience without
the desire to repeat or reject it,
you are subject to the impact of Saṃskāra
or tendencies from the past.”