[b]II, 14 te hlada panitapa phalah punya apunya hetutvat
These results may be
joyous or sorrowful,
depending upon one?s
merit or demerit.
Swami Shyam explains that a person?s current state of happiness or unhappiness is the result of past actions and that the way to move beyond this body is to remove the root of the kleshas.
Swami Satchidananda offers the following insight: ?A happy or unhappy life is your own creation. Nobody else is responsible. If you remember this, you won?t find fault with anybody. You are your own best friend as well as your worst enemy.?
Swami Satchidananda. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Buckingham, VA: Integral Yoga Publications. 2004
Stiles, M. Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Boston, MA: Red Wheel/Weiser LLC. 2002
Swami Shyam, Patanjali Yog Darshan, India: International Meditation Institute, 2001, 3rd. edition.