The three Upāya to take control of our inability to see things clearly…….

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तपः स्वाध्यायेश्वरप्रणिधानानि क्रियायोगः ॥१॥
tapaḥ svādhyāya-īśvara-praṇidhānāni kriyā-yogaḥ |
“The activities of Yoga are self-discipline, self-study and contemplation on the divine.”
Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 1

“The three Upāya to take control of our inability to see things clearly.

Tapas
Recognising that changing certain things enables us to see.
So to create conditions so that you recognise yourself.

Svādhyāya
Working in the direction of rectification.
The means that will help us examine ourselves.

Īśvara Praṇidhānā
To accept certain realities.
We may fail, things may go wrong,
so to develop a certain sense of interested detachment.
To act to the best of your ability and don’t be attached to the results.”

  • – Notes from my studies with TKV Desikachar.

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  1. Hi Tammy, Thank you, happy that its reaching out across the pond in a supportive role within this world proliferation of Yoga sites promoting the teacher rather than promoting Yoga.

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