Study a single sutra by selecting the pada (chapter) and then the sutra (verse).
Source: How to Know God: The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali (Swami Prabhavananda, Christopher Isherwood)
The Atman -- the experiencer -- is identified with Prakriti -- the object of experience -- in order that the true nature of both Prakriti and Atman may be known.
Source: English translation from The Heart of Yoga (T.K.V. Desikachar)
All that is perceived whatever it is and whatever its effect may be on a particular individual, has but one ultimate purpose. That is to clarify the distinction between the external that is seen and the internal that sees.
Source: English translation of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati)
Having an alliance, or relationship between objects and the Self is the necessary means by which there can subsequently be realization of the true nature of those objects by that very Self.