Upadeshas are like Sun flowers on the San Marga path. We need to read, listen, study, contemplate and reminded consistently of the teachings to improve our character. Humility, Loyalty, Patience, Sincerity, Honesty and most importantly Gratitude are the prerequisites for a new foundation for a greater future. We put our trust in our SatGuru and Swamis of our Yoga Order. We are indeed fortunate. Aum
In Patanjali's comments on the niyamas he speaks on religious action, kriya, bringing about samadhi and attenuating the kleshas. We think we have to be detached from that which we are attracted to but we also need to overcome aversion. It's easier to be finite, to have a past and a future than to be infinite, without past and future, so, we're clinging to life. The kleshas are the root source of karma. Quiet mental activity produced by the kleshas through meditation and achieve santosha, peace of mind. "Men of discrimination see sorrow in all experience."