Posts Tagged ‘Karmasaya’


In conjunction with earlier blogs in this series, Patañjali's work does not beat around the bush—there needs to be a daily purification of the sattva, of one’s being. If not undertaken, future karmic seeds will continue to run amok. Mircea Eliade writes eloquently about being conditioned and governed by the seeds of karma: This means that every action whose point of departure is illusion (that is, which is based on ignorance, the confusion between Spirit and non-Spirit) is either the consummation Read more [...]

Karmic Triggers

iv. 7-11 The Dance of Karma 4.7 The Advanced Yogin is Free from all Karmic Obstructions; all others experience a mix- match of good and evil. Book IV focuses on those Advanced Yogins who are now free from avidya, and hence no longer make ignorant choices that lead to dark karmic consequences. For those in whom avidya remains deeply ingrained, the karmic dance continues to be a variable one, all mixed with both pleasure and pain—the mad schizoid dance of the ordinary body consciousness. Read more [...]


ii.12-14 Karma is rooted in the Five Obstructions and will measure out what is recklessly initiated. 2.12 The womb of karma (karmasaya) is impregnated by the Five Obstructions and any forthcoming karmas will mature whether in this present lifetime, in parallel realities, and in future births to come. Every action or inaction leading to further karma leaves its trace in karmic-residues. The effects can be seen immediately, or in unseen ways only to mature in the distant future in this present Read more [...]