well, that was an intense reading of patanjali's sutra!
right off my sleeve and in the mode of brain-storming:
1. the importance of a clear mind,
1.41. When the agitations of the mind are under control, the mind becomes like a transparent crystal and has the power of becoming whatever form is presented. knower, act of knowing, or what is known.2. the wheel of samsara, to each its own:
1.30. Disease, inertia, doubt, lack of enthusiasm, laziness, sensuality, mind-wandering, missing the point, instability- these distractions of the mind are the obstacles.3. the importance of a ritual, of practice, of purpose in our lives.
2.2. This discipline is practised for the purpose of acquiring fixity of mind on the Lord, free from all impurities and agitations, or on One's Own Reality, and for attenuating the afflictions.
2.10. These patterns when subtle may be removed by developing their contraries.5. avidya is everywhere!
2.11. Their active afflictions are to be destroyed by meditation.
2.5. Ignorance is taking the non-eternal for the eternal, the impure for the pure, evil for good and non-self as self.6. in the west, knowledge = power, but what knowledge? patanjali warns:
2.6. Egoism is the identification of the power that knows with the instruments of knowing.
7. para-doxa (beyond the law)
4.12. The past and the future exist in the object itself as form and expression, there being difference in the conditions of the properties.8. dense perplexity (as garlanded creepers & glossy undergrowth) comes before the epiphany,
2.25. Liberation of the seer is the result of the dissociation of the seer and the seen, with the disappearance of ignorance.9. just before moksha, wash the dishes! the sangha is here.
4:50. When the deities invite, there should be no attachment and no smile of satisfaction, contact with the undesirable still possible.for this comment, let's try to bring forth what we've learned so far.
what's on your mind?