While yogic philosophers generally accept the definition of bhoga as some form of pleasure or enjoyment, they disagree on the nature of that pleasure. On one hand, bhoga is seen as overindulgence in biological needs and material desires. Such overindulgence is at odds with the yogic goal of union with the higher Self.
On the other hand, some yogic philosophers believe bhoga does not refer to superficial pleasure or enjoyment. Rather, it describes experiencing enjoyment on all planes of existence without attachment to the pleasure or to that which provides the enjoyment. Aparigraha, or non-attachment, is one of the five yamas, which comprise one of the eight limbs of yoga as described by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras. The eight limbs culminate with the state of samadhi, which is described as the highest state of consciousness and inner bliss. Some sources refer to bhoga as a synonym of bliss.