Sutra 1.16

This week's photo taken at the Park of Roses.

This week's photo taken at the Park of Roses.

Sutra 1.16 तत्परं पुरुषख्यातेर्गुणवैतृष्ण्यम्॥१६॥ (tat-param purusha-khyaater-guna-vait-rush-nyam ॥16॥)
Kofi Busia’s translation: Non-participation (detachment) is a conscious awareness and mastery over mental movements created by objects, whether these are seen or heard spoken of. 

What one finds through ongoing and continuous practice simply following a routine without focus on gain will lead to a supreme detachment and a calm contentment over time.

Kofi Busia, son of a former Prime Minister of Ghana, teaches in California and is a student of B.K.S. Iyengar. Check out his interview at http://www.voice-online.co.uk/article/contemplating-infinite

 

Chris Johnson