Class 11: Demystifying Patanjali Yoga Sutras

Sadhana Pada, Verse 19: “The stages of the gunas are gross, less gross, definable, and beyond definition.” Back to the Gunas. Be it Patanjali or Krishna, the gunas are a central theme in both their expositions of this manifested world. So we must go deeper into it and see why exactly that is.

Openness: Inspiration for the Week

Openness can be a great virtue, but only when it is exercised with discrimination. To be open to wrong ideas, or to people who would harm you, would be foolish. For it is not with openness that error can be conquered, but with love. Openness of mind is a virtue when it is centered in the desire for the truth. … Read More

Humor: Inspiration For The Week

A good sense of humor is an effective means of keeping a sense of perspective through the trials and difficulties of life. By not taking things too seriously, one develops non-attachment. One should not laugh too much, however, lest the mind become light, and one’s view of life, superficial. Thus, one needs to achieve a sense of perspective where humor … Read More