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Sutra 2:6

Source: Sanskrit transliteration from The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Sri Swami Satchidananda)
DRG DARSANA SAKTYOR EKATMATEVASMITA.

Source: English translation from The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Sri Swami Satchidananda)
Egoism is the identification, as it were, of the power of the Seer (Purusha) with that of the instrument of seeing [body-mind].

Source: Sanskrit transliteration from Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (B.K.S. Iyengar)
drk darsanasaktyoh ekatmata iva asmita

Source: English translation from Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (B.K.S. Iyengar)
Egoism is the identification of the seer with the instrumental power of seeing.

Source: How to Know God: The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali (Swami Prabhavananda, Christopher Isherwood)
To identify consciousness with that which merely reflects consciousness -- this is egoism.

Source: English translation from The Heart of Yoga (T.K.V. Desikachar)
False identity results when we regard mental activity as the very source of perception.

Source: Sanskrit transliteration of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati)
drig darshana shaktyoh ekatmata iva asmita

Source: English translation of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati)
The coloring (klesha) of I-ness or egoism (asmita), which arises from the ignorance, occurs due to the mistake of taking the intellect (buddhi, which knows, decides, judges, and discriminates) to itself be pure consciousness (purusha).