27 July: The 19th video in the series Yoga Vasistha has joined YouTube and the website. Today's topic is: the fourth of the seven states or planes of wisdom: satvāpatti or natural turning away from sense pleasure and dwelling in truth. We also talked about four simple ways towards this: (1) do what should be done because it needs to be done and not for any other purpose, (2) refrain from doing what should not be done, knowing intuitively that it should not be done, (3) live a simple and natural life, and, (4) live in accordance with the teachings, engage yourself in appropriate activity and accept whatever happens naturally. Click here to see the video on YouTube (60min). Click here to read or download the video 471mb, audio 72mb or pdf handout
The Yoga Vasistha being a flowing dialogue between Rama and Vasistha, does not give structure in the text but I have tried to provide some in the hopes that it may make it easier to follow along.
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