~ Viparyayo mithyajnanamatadrupaprathistham ~ The second vritti is based on false understanding which needs to be remove. The mind will have a tendency to speculate and entertain things that are contrary to reality. It sees only what it wishes to … Continue reading What is wrong knowledge?
Uber driver: What do you do mate? Chai: I guess you can say I clean UD: Oh yeh, you been doing that for a while? Chai: Not long enough UD: You run your own business ? Chai: Yes, I also teach people how to clean UD: That’s cool , do you have a card? Chai: … Continue reading Uber conversations
~ Pratyakshanumanagamah pramanani ~ So in this sutra, the rishi explains what is right knowledge. Right knowledge can be attain by three sources - sense evidence, inference and testimony. Sense evidence refers to knowledge by the contact … Continue reading What is right knowledge?
"Pramana viparyaya vikalpa nidra smritayah". So today we go deeper into the contents of the house (the body). Every single moment we are engaged in these fivefold modifications - correct comprehension, incorrect comprehension, fancy which refers to our imagination, sleep and memory. The essential message here is that the fluctuation of thoughts (vrittis) are what … Continue reading Understanding the contents of the house – body and mind
The three energies of material existence are Tamas (inertia), Rajas (over-active) and Sattva (complete balance). When yoga talks about the ideas of purity, cleanliness, lightness and clarity, we are referring to the Sattvic qualities and how we can increase this in daily life. This is based on complete absorption, what are we putting in? Not … Continue reading The body is your temple
I went to a satsang once, one day an apple wishes to become super ripe, so it creates a plan, every morning it faces the sun, it twists it self to the right, then to the left, it turns it self up side down, it chants a particular mantra, and goes on like this all … Continue reading Let your practice be gradual
How can we help others if we cannot help our selves? First we need to understand who we really are. Within this question lies the branches of many but to priorities - Why is there suffering? What is the purpose of my existence? Is there a God? Who is God? What is the ultimate goal … Continue reading The house and its’ contents
A dear friend is currently going through some difficult times so today's quote and open diary is dedicated to her ... In this life we get designated a certain amount of pleasure and a certain amount of pain due to our past actions. Pleasure leads to attachments and pain forces us to naturally reject against … Continue reading Just Breathe