So eloquently spoken the Truths that are rarely discussed in such an open forum. Mahalo for paving this path of courage, courage, courage removing the taboo so often associated with talking about the great transition. Such a beautiful setting too, and bountiful creative touches – mikka mahalos to the Pillay family and the great musicians who build a further dimensions to this poignant evening. Mahalo for sharing.
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."