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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

What is strength and power for the ego, is being weak in yoga practice...

The ego wants to get what it wants. It won't satisfied or happy unless it gets what it wants. It would be disappointed and unhappy if it doesn't get what it wants, or if it gets something that it doesn't want.

The ego feels strong and powerful when it gets what it wants.

But, this is indeed being weak in our yoga practice.

The mind is being over-powered by the ego and give in to the egoistic desires of craving and aversion.

Yoga enthusiasts with the strong egoism may feel satisfied and happy when their desires of craving and aversion are being gratified, through getting what they like and not getting what they don't like, and attaining physical strength and flexibility through the regular yoga asana practice, but then it's indeed a form of weakness as well as obstacle on the path of yoga towards the realization of selflessness and unconditional peace.

Yoga practitioners can be performing actions very seriously and determinedly towards achieving something, but all these actions and effort can be free from egoistic attachment, identification, desire of craving and aversion, and expectation. The mind is peaceful as it is regardless of what is the outcome of the actions and effort. There's neither satisfaction nor dissatisfaction, allowing the fruit of action being what it is. And all are impermanent.

Om shanti.

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