Friday, August 26, 2011

Sage Patanjali Thoughts: Aversion is a form of bondage

Namaste, Hari OM,

Sage Patanjali Thoughts:Meditation is an unbroken flow of awareness toward the object of concentration.
Non-attachment is self mastery: it is freedom from desire for what is seen or heard.
Aversion is a form of bondage. We are tied to what we hate or fear. That is why, in our lives, the same problem, the same danger or difficulty, will present itself over and over again in various prospects, as long as we continue to resist or run away from it instead of examining and solving it.- Sage Patanjali
Yoga Sutra of Patanjali – Teachings

The above was from Sage Patanjali's thoughts,
its an interesting outlook into the notion of non-attachment.

Aversion or trying to avoid something (Could be someone sometimes) can tie you to a fear or hatred. Avoiding this fear or feeling all your life is the same as being tied to it.

If you are scared of heights, you will always be scared of heights no matter where you go in the world. The tie to that fear will present itself quickly. We must go within to face these attachments, free these attachments from feelings that your mind can overcome.

For aversion towards people, this is very tricky - Human emotions can go either way, those on the spiritual path must try to look at every soul on earth as a spark of God. This helps to understand human behavior and face those who we do not wish to face.

As the notes from Sage Patanjali states, we must examine the feelings we get. Ask yourself what does it mean to me, what can I do to overcome these feelings.

Fear and other strong emotions take time to overcome, meditating and examining your self in relation to the feeling will help you to overcome these feelings.

Its ok to not wanting to confront feelings directly, especially with some people, but this is painted more for your mind and inner thinking to consider.

Hari Om,