Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 24

क्लेशकर्मविपाकाशयैःपरामृष्टः पुरुषविशेष ईश्वरः ॥२४॥

kleśa-karma-vipāka-āśayaiḥ aparāmṛṣṭaḥ puruṣa-viśeṣa īśvaraḥ ||24||

The lord is a distinctive animating principle,
untouched by afflictions, actions, results and deposits.

kleśa - afflictionskarman - actionvipāka - resultsāśaya - seed, deposit; resting placeaparāmṛṣṭa - untouchedpuruṣa - animating principle, self, consciousness, spiritviśeṣa - distinctīśvara - lord

Commentaries and Reflections

T Krishnamacharya:

Through devotion and surrender to Īśvara
and by following the eight limbs of Aṣṭāṅga Yoga,
the benefits of Samādhi are realised with as little effort
as it takes to hold a pea in the palm of your hand.

Paul Harvey:

This highest self is distinctive in its awareness,
untouched by
afflictions,
actions,
fruits and
seeds.

Inspirational Quote

“Modern man no longer regards Nature as in any sense divine and feels perfectly free to behave toward her as an overweening conqueror and tyrant.” Aldous Huxley