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Season 1 - Episode 5

Day 3: Yoga of Awareness

60 min - Talk


Awareness is the mechanism of transformation. We begin in meditation by bringing our awareness to the breath and different parts of the body before moving into a talk on Buddhi Yoga or the Yoga of Awareness. Ravi describes this yoga as the main yoga that Krishna teaches in the Bhagavad Gita. We conclude Day 3 with suggested exercises to deepen your study of Manas verses Buddhi.
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Aug 18, 2019
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I was struck by Ravi's observation on the etymology of the word "religion", from the Latin "to re-connect", and how close this is to the meaning of "yoga". I think that if, in our traditional religious practices we could reconnect with this reconnection, the essence of all religion, it would be very hopeful...
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Very well presented and relevant to my life circumstances right now. « The expression of Truth is not the Truth... »
My mind stopped and sure enough it is so.thank you.
Buddhi unités my understanding of Krishna with Buddhism and Islam. Thank you. The three «  » play out in my life
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Hello, Im spanish talker and sometimes i miss some words.
who is the philosopher he is talking that talks about knowing and being: i hear platoinus
Thank u
The philosopher in question is written in English as PLOTINUS.
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Ravi Ravindra thank you :)
Is there a way to change the speed of the audio? Thank you
Talk is too slow!!
onon , hi there. Great question. I do not know of a way to speed up the audio. 

Each day of this course opens with meditations, so if that is what feels slow to you,  can skip ahead to the talk by selecting "Chapter 2". On the desktop, you'll see this to the right of the video.

If this is not what feels slow to you, and Ravi's style is not for you, perhaps's James rendition of the Bhagavad Gita is a better fit. Perhaps, you might jump in with Season 3, skipping the opening background and recitation:  Season 3 of Song of Self. Thanks for being here, Kira.
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Thank you Ravi for increasing my awareness of buddhi, which up to now I had only paid little attention to as found in the Sankhya map of reality, it is so much more.  Also I really liked the comment that in the indian spiritual tradition there is almost never a separation made between the heart and the mind - because sanskrit texts and their interpretation can seem to lean one way or another - but with that background awareness the differences converge - amazing talk, with gratitude !

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