The asana continues…. 


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The word “non-misery” is very significant. Patanjali ,the father of Yoga,the one who came up with the sutras doesn’t say that it will lead us into ananda, in bliss. The mind can lead us into misery if we wrongly use it, if we become a slave to it. If we know and become the master, the mind can lead us into non-misery — not into bliss, because bliss is our intrinsic nature; the mind cannot lead us to it. But if we are in non-misery, the inner bliss starts flowing. Bliss  is nothing to be achieved and earned; it is nothing to be reached somewhere as we are born with it we already have it. That’s why Patanjali never says that the mind can lead us into misery and can lead us into bliss — no! 


p align=”left” class=”Estilo8″ style=”font-size:medium;font-family:"color:rgb(0,0,255);”>Patanjali  is very scientific, very accurate. He will not use even a single word which can give you any untrue information. He simply says either misery or non-misery.


p align=”left” class=”Estilo8″ style=”font-size:medium;font-family:"color:rgb(0,0,255);”>Buddha also says many times, whenever seekers will come to him — and seekers are after bliss, so they will ask Buddha, “How can we reach to the bliss, the ultimate bliss?” He will say, “I don’t know. I can show you the path which leads to non-misery, just the absence of misery. I don’t say anything about the positive bliss, just the negative. I can show you how to move into the world of non-misery.”


p align=”left” class=”Estilo8″ style=”font-size:medium;font-family:"color:rgb(0,0,255);”>That’s all that methods can do. Once we are in the state of non-misery, the inner bliss starts flowing. But that doesn’t come from the mind, that comes from our inner being. So mind has nothing to do with it; mind cannot create it. If mind is in misery then mind becomes a hindrance. If mind is in non-misery, then mind becomes an opening. But it is not creative; it is not doing anything.


p align=”left” class=”Estilo8″ style=”font-size:medium;font-family:"color:rgb(0,0,255);”>When we open the windows the rays of the sun will enter. By opening the windows we are not creating the sun. The sun was already there. If it was not there, then just by opening the windows, rays wouldn’t enter. Our window can become a hindrance — the sunrays may be outside and the window is closed. The window can hinder or it can give way. It can become a passage, but it cannot be creative. It cannot create the rays; the rays are there.

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