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Season 3 - Episode 20

2.39: The Binding of Action

5 min - Talk


James recites and translates verses 2.39 from the Gita. This is the end of the "Sankhya" section of Chapter 2, the underlying theoretical frame for yoga. Now, Krishna asks Arjuna to listen from the perspective of Yoga, and apply the practical application of training one's awareness. How can we be active in the world and overcome the binding influences of action?
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Jan 08, 2016
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In my studies so far I have found the Sāmkhya foundation (in simple terms obviously..) a really useful tool I go back to again and again in so many wonder it is the foundation of what is to come; and oh yes, the binding influence of action, a tough one that one, and I will take all the help the text offers 
I am also the section on Sāmkhya is finished, are we entering a section of awareness - in the sense of hearing / seeing, all the ways that will be described to loosen the binding influence of action and suffering / obstacles?  Because I realise that Sāmkhya is a map, I am sure it's more than that, but for now, and a map is not enough, we need to get in the driving seat and use it..

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