[b]II, 16 heyam dukham anagatam
The suffering from
pain that has
not yet arisen
Iyengar concisely explains that only the pain that results from actions that have not yet taken place can be eliminated. The pain that arises from actions that are presently being executed may be minimized by ?yogic practice and discriminative knowledge?. Pain that has arisen as a consequence of past actions is gone.
Iyengar, B.K.S., Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. New Delhi, India: Harper Collins Publications India. 1993
Stiles, M. Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Boston, MA: Red Wheel/Weiser LLC. 2002