Day 6 of #yogasutrachallenge: YS 1.6 Pramana viparyaya vikalpa nidra smrtayah My interpretation: The mind’s fluctuations are either associated with correct perception, illusion, delusion, sleep or memory In this sutra Patañjali introduces how the mind works so that we will be in a better position to break down bad mental habits and ultimately silence the mind all together. Basically everything we do with the mind is one or a combination of the following: 1. Observing of what’s actually happening 2. Thinking we’re observing what’s actually happening but actually being mistaken 3. Imagining or fantasizing about something 4. Asleep or unconscious 5. Remembering something. With the exception of 2, we do need to be able to all of these things to stay alive but by becoming mindful of which of these we might be doing at any particular moment and even exploring each of these more so that we understand them better, we can gain further control over the mind. We can become experiencers of the mind. The following 5 sutras explore each in more detail – stay tuned:).
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