The Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali - Sadhana Pada
With burning desire reflect upon and understand the self,
understand the sacred text and surrender all actions to God.
Meditate profoundly on becoming completely absorbed to reduce afflictions.
Afflictions causing disturbance are lack of spiritual awareness,
misapprehension, ego, desire, passion, greed,
hate, jealousy, attachment to life, fear, anxiety and sorrow.
Some afflictions and their source remain hidden waiting to be awakened.
This is due to a lack of spiritual awareness and ignorance. Others
afflictions have bloomed and are fully active.
The need for pleasures and the source of suffering comes from identifying
that which is impure and not eternal. True self is pure and eternal.
Perception and thought intertwine to create ego.
Pleasure is seductive and causes deep attachments.
Hatred and resentment are related to fear and suffering.
Even the wise and spiritually progressed have attachment to life.
For progress these afflictions and obstacles must
be removed. No matter how small they may be.