Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 22

मृदुमध्याधिमात्रत्वात्ततोऽपि विशेषः ॥२२॥

mṛdu-madhya-adhimātratvāt-tataḥ api viśeṣaḥ ||22||

Hence also distinctions of mildness, moderateness and intensity.

mṛdu - mildnessmadhya - moderatenessadhimātra - excessivetatas - henceapi - alsoviśeṣa - distinct

Commentaries and Reflections

TKV Desikachar:

It is not the number of hours in Meditation,
the type of Ratio in Prāṇāyāma,
the number of times you turn the Mālā,
it is the intensity of the attempt.

Paul Harvey:

Hence also the distinctions of
mildness,
moderateness and
intensity.

Inspirational Quote

“’I may be stupid,’ interrupted the colonel, ‘but the distinction escapes me. I guess I'm pretty stupid, because the distinction escapes me.’” Joseph Heller