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Practice and Detachment

"The mind is restless, unsteady, turbulent, wild, stubborn; truly, it seems to me as hard to master as the wind." Arjuna says to Krishna. Krishna replies, "You are right, Arjuna, the mind is restless and hard to master; but by constant practice and detachment it can be mastered in the end. Yoga is indeed hard for those who lack self-restraint: but if you keep striving earnesly, in the right way, you can reach it. ---- Bhagavad Gita

Yoga Sutra Study - Three Gunas

Coincidently, I came across this photo that so nicely clarifies the three gunas after our last sutra study discussion. 

We had previously discussed that the practice of yoga is a dualistic philosophy and recognizes there is a Purusha (the inner most unchanging individual self, or soul) and Prakriti (everything that changes… Nature). Which then brings us to identifying the three qualities of Prakriti known as the gunas.


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