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Season 7 - Episode 1

Sutra 1.33

35 min - Talk


James unpacks Sutra 1.33—maitri karuna muditopeksanam sukha duhkha punyapunya visayanam bhavanatas citta prasadanam. In this sutra, we begin to look at the the four compulsory principles that are considered essential to practice: maitri, karuna, mudito, and peksa. When you encounter agreeable things be open and friendly, when you encounter suffering be compassionate, when you encounter beauty be inspired, and when you encounter disturbing things, stay steady.
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Apr 14, 2017
Bhakti, Jnana, Raja
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Kate M
It's all here! Everything one needs for skilfully being in this web of existence. Now, the practice...! (Atha yoganuasanam!)
Janet L
wooooow full enough....very inspiring and real!!! beautiful even more as you explain it!!!
Caroline S
A very practical sūtra because it invites us to practice these 4 principles.  And these 4 are both familiar and do-able practices in day to day life.  I am more and more attracted to the everyday-ness of practice as it's the majority of my life experience.  So practical advice is welcome.  Patañjali is indeed an absolute genius in presenting profound teachings in a way we can understand...with your help James, so thank you !!

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