Sutra Studies Week 7: Reflections On The Five Types Of Mental Distortions According To Patanjali (Sutras 6-11)

From wishful thinking, to the spinning and outright denial of truth, our species has created societies that are often shaped by nothing more than illusions, or to draw from Plato’s infamous story of the cave, shaped by nothing more than … Read MoreRead More

Sutra Studies Week 7: Check-In | Letting Go Of Mental Distortions And Suffering Through Mindfulness

The Four Noble Truths, and quest for enlightenment through the Eightfold Path, reminds all seekers that they must let go of the mental distortions that weight them down and keep them entangled/attached in the perpetual cycle of suffering that is … Read MoreRead More

Sutra Studies Week 7: The 5 Types Of Mental Distortions According To Patanjali (Sutras 6-11)

“They are right knowledge, misconceptions, verbal delusion, sleep and memory.” –The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Pramana Viparyaya Vikalpa Nidra Smrtayah Pramana: correct or right knowledge | Viparyaya: misconception, incorrect knowledge | Vikalpa: verbal delusion, imagination | Nidra: sleep | Smrtayah: … Read MoreRead More