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Season 2 - Episode 3

Sutras 1.12 -1.16 Summary

15 min - Talk


When we learn to live wholeheartedly in the present, we can stop recreating the past. James give us a recap of sutras 1.12-1.16 and introduces us to the gunas—sattva, rajas, and tamas. He leaves us with a taste of what's to come.
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Apr 14, 2017
Bhakti, Jnana, Raja
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Excellent summary and lead in to the continuing exploration...
Yoga is samadhi I undestand that now.  Because looking at the 8 limbs of Astanga yoga I thought for years that samadhi was the culmination of the practice of yoga.  Then again I hadn't been exposed to the YS!  But yoga is all the limbs of yoga, so samadhi resides in all of them.  Brilliant explanation, looking forward to exploring the "how to " next
In the Sāṅkhya map of reality the 3 Guṇas are not explicitly mentioned - can we assume they are part of prakṛti or do they apply to all the tattva-s on the list, or to the 5 great elements only?
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Hi Caroline, we could say that the three guṇa-s inhere in prakṛti, that prakṛti is constituted of the guṇa-s. As such the three guṇa-s inhere in all the tattva-s from prakṛti to the mahābhūtāḥ

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