Acceptance

Acceptance

Acceptance arises when we are free from craving. (1:15) Supreme acceptance leads to understanding our true self and occurs when we allow for the changing nature of life. (1:16) Gosh, these two Sutras hit home for me.  Vairagya translates to dispassion.  The...
The Steady Mind part 2

The Steady Mind part 2

The mind’s fluctuations are stilled through practice and acceptance. (1:12) Practice is the effort to the steady mind. (1:13) The mind easily becomes steady when practice is consistent, sustained, and sincere.(1:14) Sutra 1:12 is about setting your...
The Steady Mind part 1

The Steady Mind part 1

Absence of reality also arises from deep sleep without thought, dreams, or other movements of the mind. (1:10) Memory is a previous experience that hasn’t been forgotten. (1:11) The absence of awareness, thoughts, dreams, and movements of the mind are what we...
Misperception

Misperception

False knowledge comes from misperception. (1:8) Misperception is conceptualizing or imagining something without any substance or reality as the basis. (1:9) Misperception occurs when we are looking through a clouded lens.  This lens can be clouded with...
States of the Mind

States of the Mind

There are five changing states of the mind and they are either detrimental or not. (1:5) They are correct knowledge, misperception, imagination, sleep, and memory. (1:6) The source of right knowledge is built on clear sense perception, logic, and verbal communication....