Sunday, May 24, 2015
An interesting insight after todays online yoga sutra! Kindly excuse if this is too yoga sutra technical :)
Prayatnam (effort), when used to unseat abhinivesa (one of the five klesas) will also empower the processes that keep abhinivesa in place! So, one will need more effort and this will empower it further. As the heat increases on both sides, there is a tremendous increase in rajas everywhere in the being. Obviously, they will leak via places in the being that are not strong enough to hold the rajas. This will lead to tremendous imbalances.
A more nuanced approach is clearly needed to deal with abhinivesa which is a bit like vali - the more you fight it, the more you empower it!