Sunday, September 11, 2011
Maitri adishu balani
"Maitri adishu balani", says Patanjali! Environmental catastrophe, wars, poverty, emptiness, depression, loss of sensitivity, violence on animals etc etc. The list of atrocities our civilization is entertaining is endless. No individual's actions are sufficient to change them. But, every individuals heart can be moved by this! When that happens, the individual constructs a life that is a creative response to all of this. The life that is so moved is based on compassion, friendliness and happiness at anothers fortune. This is exactly what Patanjali says as that which would give an individual the strength to cut through the infinite fears and desires of the ego and accomplish union with the divine within. The essence of karma yoga!