Siva Siva! Our Satguru looks SOOOOOO……..SERENE in the above picture, would it be possible to have a large picture to keep it in my prayer room next to Gurudeva? If so I would like to be able to print it from the website. My sincere thanks and deep gratitude to all the Monks!
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."