Sutra 2.24: tasya hetuh avidya
- tasya = of that union
- hetuh = brings about, causes
- avidya = ignorance
Translated loosely into English;
Ignorance is the cause of union between the Seer and Seen.
False knowledge (such as ‘I am the body’, ‘I am the mind’) is Maya, the grand illusion, from which ignorance arises. By discrimination, study and neutralization of the afflictions (kleshas), one becomes liberated and free from cycles of bondage.