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In Sanskrit-Yoga Sutra 1.33
‘Maitri karuna muditopeksanam sukha duhkha punyapunya visayanam bhavanatas citta prasadanam,’
translated, states: by cultivating attitudes of friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and disregard toward the wicked, the mind-stuff retains its undisturbed calmness.
This Yoga Sutra captures the essence of words to live by. According to Eastern-Spirituality.com “The Metta Sutta, Gautama Buddha” held that cultivation of the four immeasurables has the power to cause the practitioner to be reborn into a “Brahmā realm” (Pāli: Brahmaloka). The meditator is instructed to radiate out to all beings in all directions the mental states of:
Loving-kindness or benevolence
We should soak up the these powerful words and discern their deeper meaning. Miracles can happen when we drop our guarded self (atman) and learn to trust more with an open heart. Striving for the four highest emotions will enable us to experience a more radiant and vibrant life.
In a world that can be tough, remember to practice The Four Immeasurables, Yoga Sutra 1.33.
From one of my hero yogis, I share these beautiful instructions on living for reflection:
To Love those that love you is easy. To love those that love you not is not so simple. If you want to change anyone, set a better example. Show more kindness, more understanding, more love. That has a sure effect. To those who are not kind, show kindness. To those who are mean, show bigness of heart. ― Paramahansa Yogananda
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