As we continue we go into 1:9 “Understanding that is based on untruth is imaginary.”
This Sutra teaches us to never justify a wrong action. Don’t feel like you need to defend yourself against accusations. Don’t allow temptation to make you feel as if you must offer up an explanation for situations when things happen to go wrong, which they will.
If you find yourself in the wrong, just let it be what it is, don’t allow your ego to take over. If you did something bad or wrong, simply just “own” it and there is no need to give stories or half truth explanations, just allow it be the mistake you made.
Seek the truth always, in all things. Try to do the right thing regardless to what others say or do. Ask for forgiveness and learn to forgive yourself, nothing more.
Join us as we review the teachings of Patanjali in the book review of “Demystifying Patanjali”. To best understand what the “founder” of Yogic teachings was trying to express when he created his masterpiece we will take an approach of going through each of the Yoga Sutra’s (system of learning the eight limbs of yoga).
Patanjali is considered to have created the authoritative text on yoga in his classical writings during C 2d Century B.C.; The Yoga School of Indian Philosophy.
What we soon discover in the beginning of the book ” is that Patanjali did not offer any particular system or way of learning yoga. Instead, he teaches us in his writings as translated with the wisdom of Paramhansa Yogananda there are stages in our journey which every “truth seeker” must travel.
Patanjali explains “Sankhya” is meant to persuade people of the uselessness of seeking fulfillment through physical senses. Our physical bodies are not our true self. Sutras are a meditative discovery of liberation consisting of these eight steps of yoga.