स्वाध्यायादिष्टदेवता संप्रयोगः ॥४४॥
svādhyāyād-iṣṭa-devatā saṁprayogaḥ ||44||

(स्वाध्यायत्, svādhyāyat) = self-study; learning from one self

[RS] 2.44 Self-study and reflection on yourself (svadhyaya) brings you into contact with the desired ideal.

[JW] 2.44 As a result of study there is communion with the chosen deity.

[SS] 2.44 By study of spiritual books comes communion with one's chosen deity. [p149]

[EB] 2.44 From study [of scripture], a connection with one's deity of choice is established. [p273]

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(इष्ट, iṣṭa) = loved; sought out
(देवता, devatā) = godliness; personal God; ideal
(संप्रयोगः, saṁprayogaḥ) = connected with; oneness