Yoga, YOGASFERA YOGASFERA Un espacio Internet para reunir toda la información sobre el mundo del yoga y su esfera: centros, estudios, profesores, cursos,clases, formaciones, eventos especiales ... todo lo que ocurre alrededor del yoga y que podemos compartir: consultar actividades. Un espai Internet per reunir tota la informació sobre el món del ioga i la seva esfera: centres, estudis, professors, cursos,classes formacions, esdeveniments especials... tot allò que passa entorn del ioga i que podem compartir: consulteu activitats. YOGASFERA Welcome to Yogasfera, a page on internet that brings together information about the world of yoga: centres, studies, courses, teachers, training, special events, in fact anything that happens in the world of yoga that we can share together: consult activitie

Yogasfera incorpora una botiga Ioga on trobaràs una acurada selecció d'articles d'una excel·lent qualitat, naturals i respectuosos amb el medi ambient, de marques que rarament es troben al mercat europeu, totes elles amb compromís mediambiental i social. Yogasfera incorpora una tienda Yoga donde encontrarás una cuidada selección de excelentes productos para la práctica, naturales y respetuosos con el medio ambiente, de marcas que difícilmente se pueden encontrar en el mercado europeo, todas con compromiso medioambiental y social. Store Yoga, Manduka, Yogitoes, Mats, Yoga Bags, yogui towels. Estores de Ioga, esterillas de Yoga, bolsas de Yoga, bosses de Yoga. Accessorios de Yoga, accessoris de Ioga, Props YOGA Clases de Yoga, Classes de Yoga Barcelona, Calendario actividades de Yoga, directorio de centros de Yoga, tienda de Yoga
Gyantse, Kumbum, Tibet author:Víctor Domènech
2·3 avidyā asmitā rāga dveśa abhiniveśāḥ kleśāḥ
27 Nov

samādhi-bhāvanā-arthaḥ kleśa-tanū-karaṇa-arthaḥ ca

Nescience, I-am-ness, attachment, aversion and the fear-to-die are the Kleshas

In this Sutra Patanjali starts a scientific and meticulous explanation of one of the mail pillars in his science of yoga: the theory of kleshas. This discussion will accompany us for 22 more sutras. The first and main message to our Western minds is that the science of yoga could never be supported by speculative approaches, as in Western philosophy. Yoga is a matter of practice, and the only understanding of its deeper realities can come as a result of personal experimentation and self-realization. “To think that you know” is therefore the first klesha.

When you enter your yoga practice, the first thing you learn is that you don’t know, and that what you thought you knew came from others and isn’t of any use for your own happiness.

That is why avidya is the first klesha, the one from where the others originate. Avidya is the opposite of vidya, which is true knowledge or science. In the context of yoga, science and knowledge have nothing to do with “intellectual comprehension”. Knowledge comes from experimentation, from life, from practice. Anthony de Mello tells a nice story about this concept:
Uwais, the Sufi, was once asked:

“What has Grace brought you?”
He replied:
“When I wake in the morning I feel like a man who is not sure he will live till evening.”
Said the questioner:
“But doesn’t everyone know this?”
Said Uwais:
“They certainly do. But not all of them feel it.”

No one ever became drunk just intellectually understanding the word wine.

Avidya (literally translated as nescience) means understanding without experiencing, without practice. Asmita (I-am-ness), raga (attachment), dvesha (aversion) and abhinivesha (will-to-live) are in fact all contained in the concept of Avidya, they all are ignorance. The great master Vyasa defines the kleshas as the five forms of viparyaya (ignorance, misconception): which in sutra I.6 Patanjali defines as one of the main origin of the vrittis, the fluctuations of the mind the Yoga aims to attenuate.

Vyasa says:

The afflictions are the five forms of wrong cognition. When they become active they strengthen the say of the Gunas [drown us deeper into materialism and further from consciousness], bring about change, set in motion the flow of cause and effect [karma] and in conjunction with one another bring about the fructification of action.

The kleshas produce kleshas as karma produces further karma, this process keeps us from becoming free. They arise out of wrong cognition (viparyaya). If this wrong knowledge is replaced with correct knowledge, they will cease and no more karma will be produced. The chain of cause and effect will be broken by the knowledge that we are, in fact, consciousness and not what we identify with. But as the sufi story reminds us, this is not something we may intellectually comprehend, we just have to get drunk by this new sort of knowledge by a constant practice of kriya yoga.

In { Yoga Sutras, } comments{ 0 } author: Alvise Vianello
Add your comment: