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Sutra 2:24

Source: Sanskrit transliteration from The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Sri Swami Satchidananda)
TASYA HETUR AVIDYA.

Source: English translation from The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Sri Swami Satchidananda)
The cause of this union is ignorance.

Source: Sanskrit transliteration from Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (B.K.S. Iyengar)
tasya hetuh avidya

Source: English translation from Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (B.K.S. Iyengar)
Lack of spiritual understanding (avidya) is the cause of the false identification of the seer with the seen.

Source: How to Know God: The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali (Swami Prabhavananda, Christopher Isherwood)
This identification is caused by ignorance.

Source: English translation from The Heart of Yoga (T.K.V. Desikachar)
The absence of clarity in distinguishing between what perceives and what is perceived is due to the accumulation of misapprehension.

Source: Sanskrit transliteration of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati)
tasya hetuh avidya

Source: English translation of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati)
Avidya or ignorance, the condition of ignoring, is the underlying cause that allows this alliance to appear to exist.