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5 Kinds of Minds and Intellects in Action #312


This important teaching from the Father of Sankhya Yoga, Lord Kapila, reveals that action of all kinds is fraught with potential problems and recurring karmas. His point for mentioning “acts of good stupefaction,” for instance, is most clarifying, bringing to light those actions done by people with good intentions but poor insight. Knowing about this type of short-sightedness keeps the more careful thinker and worker from falling out of balance or being caught off guard when the actions of most beings in the world go awry and produce detrimental outcomes. It is no wonder that so many of the rishis of India, including the Fathers of Yoga and Vedanta, took recourse to Kapila’s teachings, particularly concerning the art of Karma Yoga.

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