On November 19, Bodhinatha met all the enrolled Master Course students and Saivite Hindu Religion catalysts at the Ebony Conference Room at the Link Hotel situated in Cyber City at Ebene. The place was very quiet and cosy and everyone felt comfortable inside during the session. The first session was about two hours and the last part with an interactive questions and answers. Then we had a coffee break and followed a meeting with the SHR catalysts who are at present holding classes all over the island. Bodhinatha talked about the new syllabus and teaching materials under preparation. Bodhinatha felt that it would be a good approach to have parents participate in our SHR classes.
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."