Our Sadhana is a process of purificationAll of our yoga practices: asana, pranayama, chanting, meditation, etc., as well as applying and practicing the truths and principals of spirituality in our day-to-day lives, is collectively referred to as our sadhana. Our sadhana is a process of purification through which we can remove the obstacles that block or obscure the knowing and expression of our boundless nature.
The Sanskrit word Avidya means ignorance, and refers to anything that obscures our knowing, or the expression of, our true self, the Soul or Atman.
EgoEgo can be defined as the delusion that we are separate from God, or that our identity is the body or mind rather than the Soul. This delusion, or ignorance, is the source of all fear, guilt, anger, and any other thoughts, feelings, and ideas that are not congruent with truth consciousness. Remember The Metaphor of The Sun? When we’re in Soul consciousness we can’t experience these emotions. They don’t exist there, just as darkness cannot, and does not exist on the Sun. When we’re in the grips of one of these emotions, it obscures our knowing and experience of ourselves as the Soul, and the truth that we are one with God.
Simply put, ego is the delusion that you’re anything other than the Soul, or that you are separate from God.
"When you know your nature is Love, ignorance is totally dispelled"
To me this quote by Jerry and Diane means that when you know your self as Soul, ignorance is totally dispelled because absolute truth is an inherent attribute of the Soul. We know truth through the omniscience of the Soul, and ignorance, delusion and darkness are totally and completely eliminated. The Metaphor of The Sun illustrates this truth.
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