Iyengar: Pleasure leads to desire and emotional attachment
Taimni: That attraction, which accompanies pleasure, is Raga.
Carrera: Attachments is that which follows identifications with pleasurable experiences
At first glance this sutra appears to say we shouldn’t experience pleasure. Iyengar says “Pleasurable experiences greed and lust, which strengthen attachment and stimulate a greater craving, as one always wants more and more.” But what this sutra says to me is the attachment to the pleasure is the problem. Addiction is a form of this attachment. Taimni says we can have this attachment to food, to a person – if we derive physical or emotional pleasure from that person, or to a “particular pursuit because it gives us intellectual satisfaction.”
Carrera says that this attachment or “craving” always results in deepening or maintaining ignorance (avidya). These cravings “deny the peace and joy of our Self by insisting that outside experiences are the root of happiness.”