LIVING YOGA PHILOSOPHY
– WITH EMMA PALMER
THE ARISHADVARGAS – THE SIX POISONS OF THE MIND
“You either get bitter or get better. It’s that simple. You either take what has been dealt to you and allow it to make you a better person, or you allow it to tear you down. The choice does not belong to fate, it belongs to you.” – Josh Shipp
Life is challenging, and often the landscape of day-to-day living can seem an ever more demanding terrain to navigate. Yet how much of that is down to the ways we perceive and react to our life experiences, as opposed to the experiences of life themselves?
When the mind is unclear and our thoughts are against us we find ourselves in a place of fear and confusion. This is when the rich teachings from our practice truly come to life and act as a road map guiding us back to Truth. According to the Artha Sutra of Kautilya, “He’s the most powerful person who has conquered himself”, and further, “He who has conquered his six detrimental qualities or Arishadvargas is not just peaceful but also strong and free”.
The next instalment of our Living Yoga Philosophy series explores the Arishadvargas; examining the ways these six poisons of the mind influence our life and how we are able to transcend them. As we become liberated from the distortions of the Arishadvargas we reconnect with our innate capacity to perceive reality clearly, to give and receive the gifts of unconditional compassion and to recognise the Divine teachings in all experience.
“You have no choice. You must leave your ego on the doorstep before you enter love.” – Kamand Kojouri
BRING YOUR YOGA TO LIFE
Date: Wednesday 26 September
Time: 6pm – 7:15pm
Venue: Moksha Yoga – 437A Centre Road, Bentleigh 3204
Standard Yoga Class prices apply – simply use your Moksha Block Pass/Unlimited Membership or $25 casual drop-in. See our Full Schedule & Price List for more pricing information and to book your place online, give us a call on (03) 9557 5885 or email us – firstname.lastname@example.org