The Effortless Being of Self

Aparigraha is the last Yama in Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga. It refers to the state that comes spontaneously as the mind begins to experience the effortless Being of the Self.

When the awareness starts to expand, it is able to view the world in a more generous perspective. As the practice of yoga advances, the individual derives his or her sense of identity less and less from self-images that must be compulsively adhered to, and more and more from a feeling of flexible and disinterested universality.

The wise live naturally in the state of non-attachment; they are in the world but not of it.

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