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Sutra 2:17

Source: Sanskrit transliteration from The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Sri Swami Satchidananda)
DRASTR DRSYAYOH SAMYOGO HEYA HETUH.

Source: English translation from The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Sri Swami Satchidananda)
The cause of that avoidable pain is the union of the Seer (Purusha) and the seen (Prakriti, or Nature).

Source: Sanskrit transliteration from Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (B.K.S. Iyengar)
drastrdrsyayoh samyogah heyahetuh

Source: English translation from Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (B.K.S. Iyengar)
The cause of pain is the association or identification of the seer (atma) with the seen (prakrti) and the remedy lies in their dissociation.

Source: How to Know God: The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali (Swami Prabhavananda, Christopher Isherwood)
This pain is caused by false identification of the experiencer with the object of experience. It may be avoided.

Source: English translation from The Heart of Yoga (T.K.V. Desikachar)
The cause of actions that produce painful effects is the inability to distinguish what is perceived from what perceives.

Source: Sanskrit transliteration of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati)
drashtri drishyayoh samyogah heya hetuh

Source: English translation of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati)
The uniting of the seer (the subject, or experiencer) with the seen (the object, or that which is experienced) is the cause or connection to be avoided.