Although more than familiar with the 196 sutras of Patanjali's these past 25 years, of most immediate interest is the different ways in which they connect (and disconnect).
First, select 3-5 different translations and commentaries.
Then, read and reflect on the translations themselves.
Only then, consider the commentaries.
Next, perform a comparative study, referencing and cross-referencing.
What did you learn?
My sense is that we, as sincere students and practitioners of Yoga (Yuj/Union), have an obligation to ourselves and each other to balance "holy writ" with life practice. I have come to believe that Yoga practice (and philosophical study) can be indispensable instruments for not only coping, but succeeding in realizing a transformative and transcendent life experience.