Qualities of a leader

2.1       Irritability (versus Equanimity)

Gladness towards virture and indifference towards vice, makes mind pure

Mental equanimity may be gained by the even expulsion and retention of energy  (control breath to control mind)

One pointedness is the steadfastness of the mind

Yoga is the neutralization of the vortices of Chitta

The one pointedness of the  Chitta is when it grasps in one, the past and present.

A balanced breathing leads to a balanced vision


2.2       Seperation (versus Oneness)

The mastery of one in Union extends from the finest atomic particle to the greatest infinity.

The means of perfecting the posture (asana) is that of relaxing or loosening of effort, and allowing attention to merge with endlessness, or the infinite

This entire perceived world is Yogi’s own self, or His own body is just like an object to him

“Knowing differentiatedly is bondage and not knowing un-

differentiatedly is bondage”


2.3       Control (versus Detachment)

Thought-streams are controlled by practice and non-attachment

Attachment is that magnetic pattern which clusters in pleasure and pulls one towards such experience.

Aversion is the magnetic pattern which clusters in misery and pushes one from such experience

Desire for never ending life is beginningless

For identificaiton of the true self (drashtu) with that which is mutable is the cause of suffering.

Attachment – Desire – Anger – Loss of discernment – Suffering

Thirst for happiness being eternal, desires are without beginning

Impressions and desires are bound together. In the absence of the latter the former too ceases to exist.


2.4       Hedonism (versus Self control)

Desirelessness towards the seen and the unseen gives the consciousness of mastery

Self-restraint in actions includes abstention from violence, from falsehoods, from stealing, from sexual engagements, and from acceptance of gifts

From purity follows a withdrawal from enchantment over one’s own body as well as a cessation of desire for physical contact with others

When the mind maintains awareness, yet does not mingle with the senses, nor the senses with sense impressions, then self-awareness blossoms

Through training of the senses (tapas), there comes a distruction of mental impurities, and an ensuing mastery or perfection over indriyas

When the indriyas cease to be engaged with the corresponding objects and assimilate or turn back into the mind-field from which they arose, this is called pratyahara

Craving leads to the extroversion of the inner process -When established in pure awareness, (the craving) is destroyed


2.5       Ignorance (versus Wisdom)

Ignorance is taking the non-eternal for the eternal, the impure for the pure, evil for good and non-self as self.

All is misery to the wise because of the pains of change, anxiety, and purificatory acts

When the veil of impurities are removed infinite knowledge is attained; and the knowable finite appears trivial

Right discernment is the knowledge of the self

Forgetfulness and the negation of awareness is the state of māyā.

The predominant sign of a yogī is joy filled amazement


2.6       Narcissm (versus Humility & Surrender)

The coloring (klesha) of I-ness or egoism (asmita), which arises from the ignorance, occurs due to the mistake of taking the intellect to itself be pure consciousness.

The uniting of the seer (the subject, or experiencer) with the seen (the object, or that which is experienced) is the cause or connection to be avoided.

Mind is not self luminous, being an object

Constructed or created mind springs from a sense of individuality


2.7       Harshness (versus Compassion)

Gladness towards happiness and compassion towards misery, makes mind pure

Once a condition of durable non-violence (ahimsa) has been established, all enmity will be abandoned in your environs

When the object of meditation engulfs the meditator, appearing as the subject, self awareness is lost; this is samadhi


2.8       Machiavellism ( (versus Fearlessness)

Anxiety (abhinivesha) arises spontaneously and can even dominate your entire existence.

As the mutation of gunas (satva, rajas, tamas) cease to function, time stops.

This deconstruction of flow of time is comprehensible only in the final stages of emancipation


2.9       Hypocrisy (versus Truthfulness)

When the modifications of mind have become weakened, the mind becomes like a transparent crystal

When the consciousness dwells in wisdom, a truth bearing state of direct spiritual perception dawns

This truth bearing wisdom is distinct from and different from knowledge gains from books, testimony and inference

Blissful sight is the goal of samadhi



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