Renounce the Mind: Patanjali Yoga Sutras 105 Nithyananda Satsang 28 Jan 2011
Avatar and Enlightened Master Paramahamsa Nithyananda continued to speak on the best way to deal with our mind, namely by renouncing it! This Patanjali Yoga Sutra on Ashtanga Yoga uses the key word Pratyahara. Ahara means absorbing, taking in, Pratyahara means withdrawing, not taking anything in through the five senses. When the Kundalini is awakened, the senses shift, they are no longer ordinary. When the Kundalini awakens, when you experience levitation, you will automatically experience the shifting of senses. Your senses are matter used by your inner space. Your mind works through your senses and experiences the world through sensual pleasures or pain. Now, if your mind withdraws from sensory activities and returns to the source, restoration, that is what Swamiji calls Pratyahara. Withdrawing the senses, restoring them to the space where constant joy is happening without any happening, is the ultimate goal! If you see anything new, your senses will come alive. How cunning your senses are. How it easily it gets attached or excited. Somehow your mind catches things to get excited. Excitement has nothing to do with the object, it's something to do with your ideas. Being attached to anything is important, whether to a steel plate or sliver plate or mud plate. The attachment is to be renounced. The process of the mind going through the senses is the constant distraction. A conscious decision has to be made, to withdraw the mind and restore it to the original stuff out of which it's made, without going through the different happenings of the 5 senses and being in the space of joy which happens without happening. "So decide not to go through the useless sensory distractions, get into the space where the ultimate joy, peace and bliss is happening, without happening."