Yesterday I was reading the notes of Yoga Sutras 181 & 182 by the great sage, Patanjali as interpreted by Paramahamsa Nithyananda (fondly known as Swamiji) and I found so many clicks which could help humanity become aware of the workings of the mind and how we can raise ourselves to our peak possibility.
Here are some sacred truths about the human mind that you need to grasp:
By the nature of the mind, it jumps from this to that and that to this and goes on and on. The mind is the jump between consciousness and thought. It is the constant jump that we do and we justify it due to our own ignorance of trusting the mind and others’ minds which lead us into suffering and you blame Existence or God. It is like you drink the poison and you expect your enemy to die. By blaming God, you are not going to destroy the real enemy – which is your unstable MIND.
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Today I was guided to discover the true meaning of knowing as defined by Patanjali, the great sage who compiled the Yoga Sutras and I would like to share it with the world.
This was a discourse by a living incarnation, Paramahamsa Nithyananda (fondly known as Swamiji) on Yoga Sutras in 2011.
He said that, as an ordinary man, if you look at your body, you remember the human body the way you were taught at a young age by your primary teacher and you associate that name with it. Immediately you feel you know the body. Just by recollecting the name of the body parts and connecting your past memory, don’t think you know the human body. The problem that humanity faces is that they feel they know something just by knowing the name. Unfortunately, our knowledge of knowing is so superficial, the moment we know the names from what we learnt from schools, we think we know.
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Today is the auspicious day of Guru Poornima – a Hindu festival that is celebrated as per the Hindu Moon Sign calendar to express reverence towards one’s Guru who is a teacher or mentor. The syllable “gu” is darkness, and the syllable ‘ru’ is said to be light. Swallowing the darkness of ignorance, that Guru is indeed, without doubt, that supreme knowledge. The first syllable “gu” represents the illusory principles such as maya. The second syllable “ru” is the supreme knowledge that destroys the illusion of maya. Thus the Guru’s state is the highest in the Vedic tradition.
According to the Guru Gita:
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