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Sutra 2:33

Source: Sanskrit transliteration from The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Sri Swami Satchidananda)
VITARKA BADHANE PRATIPAKSA BHAVANAM.

Source: English translation from The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Sri Swami Satchidananda)
When disturbed by negative thoughts, opposite [positive] ones should be thought of. THis is pratipaksha bhavana.

Source: Sanskrit transliteration from Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (B.K.S. Iyengar)
vitarkabadhane pratipaksabhavanam

Source: English translation from Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (B.K.S. Iyengar)
Principles which run contrary to yama and niyama are to be countered with the knowledge of discrimination.

Source: How to Know God: The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali (Swami Prabhavananda, Christopher Isherwood)
To be free from thoughts that distract one from yoga, thoughts of an opposite kind must be cultivated.

Source: English translation from The Heart of Yoga (T.K.V. Desikachar)
When these attitudes are questioned, self-reflection on the possible consequences of alternativeattitudes may help.

Source: Sanskrit transliteration of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati)
vitarka badhane pratipaksha bhavanam

Source: English translation of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati)
When these codes of self-regulation or restraint (yamas) and observances or practices of self-training (niyamas) are inhibited from being practiced due to perverse, unwholesome, troublesome, or deviant thoughts, principles in the opposite direction, or contrary thought should be cultivated.