Friday, September 16, 2011

Tataḥ dvandvāḥ anabhighātaḥ

"Tataḥ dvandvāḥ anabhighātaḥ", says Patanjali. There is immense depravity all around. Are we even troubled by these? Only when our hearts are troubled by all the nonsense around, will we be triggered from within to construct a life that is a creative and effective response to the darkness around. Then, we also recognize that reality is eternally peaceful. But, simultaneously, everything is a mess. By being troubled by this duality sincerely and by providing it an effective response, we transcend them! The perfect evolutionary challenge! Says Patanjali, "When the right effort ceases, one is no more troubled by dualities!"

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