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Five States of the Mind-Field in Yoga #210
Lord Patanjali, revered by all of India and around the world, has given this prime teaching in the Yoga sutras. It is a directive that can help everyone, whether they believe in God or not, and whatever their religious preference may be. To know, and then study the five states of the mind, is tantamount to coming to know the mind, thus beginning to turn it into a friend rather than an enemy. With lethargy and restlessness done away with by yogic practices, the real point of life and living can then take up all of our time — as we learn to fully identify with our true Self and live in harmony with all other beings.