Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 12

क्लेशमूलः कर्माशयो दृष्टादृष्टजन्मवेदनीयः ॥१२॥

kleśa-mūlaḥ karma-āśayaḥ-dṛṣta-adṛṣta-janma-vedanīyaḥ ||12||

Afflictions, rooted in the deposits of actions,
are experienced in seen and unseen birth.

kleśa - afflictionsmūla - rootkarman - actionāśaya - seed, deposit; resting placedṛṣṭa - seenadṛṣta - unseenjanman - birthvedanīya - experienced

Commentaries and Reflections

T Krishnamacharya:

What effects Kleśa have on us?
They affect our actions and the results are evident sooner or later.
Further they decide, in spite of us, what we do and don’t.
Our actions will be beyond our control, so are the consequences.

Paul Harvey:

“When seeking the power of the light,
take care lest we forget the power of our roots.”