24 Aug Yoga Sutra 1.04 (Parisamvad)
Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute.
Chapter 1, Sutra 4
If you live in the world accordingly, things will be under control and you can manage them, otherwise you get lost in the external world. The external world is also showing everything, but keeping that link with pure consciousness – try and see that the same link continues with the external world. This is the wise peoples’ formula. Whatever we see, be selective – don’t see anything and everything – be with nature, be with all such good things which remind you of that higher consciousness.
Hear good things – not gossip all the time. Somehow we have to be very very selective when it comes to living with the world. We have to live in the world. We have to do our duties. In all our activities, the thoughts, Vrittis have to be checked. If the Vrttis are getting negative then it would be wrong, if they are positive then we are closer to Isvar, God, Consciousness, True Self. We have to learn to live life properly otherwise we are lost. We make mistakes, solve the mistakes , again make mistakes, again solve – life just goes on like that. Then a stage comes where solving also is not possible – then there is just suffering.
So become clear as to how to live . Stop the mind. If you want to use the mind, use it properly.
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