Cleaning the Mental Lake
"On the surface of the mental lake there are waves,
your normal thought forms. Below the thought forms,
you have the subconscious mind, which has its own
color and dirt. And, at the very bottom of the water,
you have the old sediment, which you call the
samskaras, or the vasanas, which you have brought
from several incarnations. The Yoga practices help
to still the waves of the water and make it crystal
clear so that you can get a clear vision of the Self:
Tada drastuh svarupe avasthanam (Yoga Sutras, 1.3).
If the mental lake is made still and clean, then you
can see the Self, or the Atman, because there's
nothing to color it, there's nothing to distort the
vision, and you understand what it isit shines in
its own real glory.
"God bless you. OM Shanti, Shanti, Shanti."
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