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Season 10 - Episode 5

Sutras 2.6 - 2.9

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James unpacks Sutras 2.6 - 2.9: drig darshana shaktyoh ekatmata iva asmita (2.6) , sukha anushayi ragah (2.7), dukha anushayi dvesha (2.8), and sva-rasa-vahi vidushah api tatha rudhah abhiniveshah (2.9). We continue exploring the kleshas, which are asmita (false sense of self), raga (craving), dvesha (aversion), and abhinivesha (resistance to change).

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Jun 20, 2021
Jnana, Raja
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a very dense session so the use of analogies (torch / batteries) as in 2.6 are very useful.  I get it that Asmitā is such a major part of us so it follows it is also the source of plenty misperceptions about who we are.  But, would the statements "I am my body, I am my mind, I am my ideas etc" not also reflect the kind of yoga we practice or have preference for? yoga of action, intellect, devotion?  A hint of the underlying power source is hard to come by, even if Patañjali gives description and prescription...how can I really see with my eyes, underlying power of seeing, meditation I guess?  And talking of description..the ultra condensed sūtra form, I have heard that not many verbs are used, is that true?  Thank you James !
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I really loved the bit at the end of this discussion when you talked about your āsana teacher: exploring new movement patterns much like a child. I have spent time recently with my young grandson (13 1/2 months at the time) and it was so amazing to watch him play/learn at the park. I had to wonder what my life would look like if I could tap into even a fraction of his openness to explore EVERYTHING!
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Yes Kate, the childlike curiosity, fresh eyes and innocence.  How can I be that everyday, move like that everyday?  And not repeat the steps I know so well?
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"Comparison is the death of joy" M.Twain
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Instead of an enemy, why is it an enemy, what is it teaching me, how will I transform or accept myself and grow? Thank you

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