Some Light for the Road ahead in the New Year
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali offer us signposts to guide our way. The sutra below has been one of my favourites for many years and I refer to it often. I offer it here, simply translated with no commentary. I leave it to you, to sit with, reflect on it, how it may apply to you.
Patanjali”s Yoga Sutra I.33:
maitri karuna mudito peksanam sukha duhkha punyapunya visayanam bhavanatas citta prasadanam
This four-fold attitude to life’s vicissitudes offers us some Keys to Peace.
“By cultivating attitudes of:
1) friendliness toward the happy,
2) compassion for the unhappy,
3) delight in the virtuous,
4) disregard toward the wicked,
the consciousness becomes serene and benevolent.”