Raja Yoga Monthly Talk: 21 November

Sunday 21 November – 10.45 am to 12.30 pm

Join us in Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road, Croydon NSW, from 10.45 am or from 11 am via ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88634914266?pwd=c2l3OHcrbnUwS1FjQUVtRi9FOUNwdz09

Talk/ PowerPoint presentation by Pravrajika Gayatriprana, a senior nun of Sri Sarada Math of the Ramakrishna Order, followed by Question/ Answer session.

In this Talk: We commence study of Chapter 4 – Liberation

Themes:

  • Get It – Here & Now: We all long for freedom, seeking it in various ways, sometimes obtaining it – in fits and starts. But steady, lasting freedom eludes us. There will come a time when we tire of this round of ‘smiles and tears’ and seek lasting, unshakeable freedom. Therefore, the sages say, “instead of wasting time, instead of waiting for the last day of one hundred births,” get it here and now.
  • Reflective Consciousness: Humans have an advantage over other species. Not only do we cognize, but we can reflect on our experiences and gain wisdom.
  • Removing Obstacles: Doing wrong disturbs our consciousness and then becomes an obstacle. Negative thoughts colour our vision and mind, giving rise to prejudices preventing us from being more helpful to others and hurting ourselves.
  • The Problem is Not ‘Out There’: Straighten your mind. There is so much you can’t straighten outside – beyond our control. But our inner world – the mind and the ego – can be our servants if we try.
  • One Mind: “At different times, the moods are changing, and you create different minds, but behind them all is one mind.” Don’t forget that. “Keep that one mind clear in your mind, then you will never lose your ground.”
  • Meditation – Path to Freedom: As elusive as it is, real meditation profoundly impacts our experience of the world, leading to integration and harmony. The niggling disturbances of life will not pull us down.

Learn more in the talk this Sunday.

Raja Yoga: The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali is a major work on the practice of yoga and meditation formulated over 2,000 years ago. They teach us how to control our mind and achieve inner peace and freedom.

PLEASE NOTE:
Out of consideration – particularly for our older members and friends – we request you only attend Vedanta Hall events if fully vaccinated and prepared to wear a mask. QR code or sign in form and spare masks provided.