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Yoga Basics News  •  No. 180  •  August 29, 2015  



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From the Founder

Buddhi, the most important mental function to cultivate in yoga, has no translatable word in English. The buddhi (not to be confused with the Buddha) is the highest aspect of our mind, the pathway to inner wisdom, spiritual discernment and leads to enlightenment. In most of us, the buddhi function is weak, hidden beneath the ego, emotions, attachments and thoughts. To connect and strengthen our buddhi mind requires a careful examination of our mental processes and a weakening of ahamkara (the i-maker or ego) through diligent meditation and yoga. Once purified and strong, the buddhi provides a clear reflection of consciousness, improved discrimination and a deep source of wisdom and knowledge.

  

Timothy Burgin
Founder & Executive Director
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