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Freedom From Five Sources of Misery - Commentary on Patanjali Yoga Sutra by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Freedom From Five Sources of Misery - Commentary on Patanjali Yoga Sutra by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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Patanjali Yoga Sutra : Sri Sri Ravi Shankar explains that the core of your consciousness is free from the five causes of suffering or misery. The causes of suffering effect only the periphery, there are at the circumference of your existence, and do not affect the core which is free from misery.
Patanjali Yoga Sutra : Sri Sri Ravi Shankar explains that the core of your consciousness is free from the five causes of suffering or misery. The causes of suffering effect only the periphery, there are at the circumference of your existence, and do not affect the core which is free from misery.

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Freedom from Five Sources of Misery
Patanjali Yoga Sutras - Knowledge Sheet 19
 
Patanjali, in the next yoga sutra, beautifully analyses the fully blossomed state of consciousness.
"Klesha karmavipakashayairaparamrushtaha purushavishesha ëshwaraha" 
 
klesha
= affliction;
karma
= action;
vipaka
= fruits of action;
ashayaihi
=impressions;
aparamrushtaha
= untouched;
 purusha visheshaha
= that special self;
ëshwaraha
=God."God is that special Self who is free from affliction, action, fruit of action, impression anduntouched by events."- Patanjali Yoga Sutra  That core of consciousness is free from the five causes of suffering.
What are the types of suffering?
One type of suffering is ignorance or
avidya
. When your consciousness is filled with ignorance, then there is restlessness, there is unhappiness and suffering. Misery is due to ignorance. Ignorance isgiving importance to something that is not worth the importance. Ignorance is thinking somethingthat is changing to be permanent or imagining something to be joyful which is not joyful. Just like,when someone passes a comment about you. It is just a word that came from a person's mouth andit vanished. But thinking it is a permanent thing, keeping it in your mind is ignorance. Someone's comment is a fleeting wave of thought or energy that came and went away. They don't even havethat opinion later on. But you keep that in your mind, 'This is the opinion so and so have about meall the time,' which is not true.
'Me, me, my my' idea gives you misery
What people think about me? What do I want from them? How do I take advantage of them? Do theythink I am good or bad? All these things about 'me, me, I, I' are called
asmita
. This is the secondcause of suffering. Not being one with the existence and having a separate identity, 'I am differentfrom everybody.' This
asmita
eats you up. That is the cause of your suffering.
 
The third is
raga
or strong craving for anything, fourth is
dwesha
means aversion or hatred and fifthis
abhinivesha
or fear. These are sources or causes of misery.That consciousness deep down in you is devoid of these five factors. Though outwardly you aremiserable, outside you are craving for something. If you really go to the core of your existence, youare free from it. You may hate somebody on the outside, but in the center of your existence thereis no hatred. There is fear only on the outside. There is ignorance only on the outside, but whenyou come to the core of your existence, there is no fear. There is no ignorance there. There is no'you' there.When these five
kleshas
are eliminated even from the outer body, then whatever is in the centerbecomes eminent, so obvious. The Lordship in you blossoms. God in you is manifested. So God isthat
 purusha
, that Being which is devoid of these five
kleshas
, sufferings or misery. And He is alsodevoid of the four types of 
Karma.

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