Reading from class: Patañjali’s Yoga-Sūtra 1.33
In the first book of the Yoga-Sūtra, Patañjali offers 7 practices to minimize distractions of the mind. Pada 1.33 describes how we should relate/respond to all beings/others.
I.33 maitrî-karuñâ-muditopekæâñâä sukha-duïkha-puñyâpuñya-viæayâñâä bhâvanâtaå citta-prasâdanam
This week I am sharing Chip Hartranft’s translation from his book The Yoga-Sūtra of Patañjali, which adds a Buddhist perspective to the science of yoga.
“Consciousness settles as one radiates friendliness, compassion, delight, and equanimity toward all things, whether pleasant or painful, good or bad”. – Chip Hartranft
Throughout our day we will encounter various triggers to our peace of mind. Making a practice of this sutra gives us some tools to minimize how reactive we are.