559 – Meditation on Food and Drink

How is it possible to meditate on food and drink? When one thinks of the amount of time one spends on the planning, purchasing and cooking of it, it’s a great deal of energy. It is important for us to do so as our body and mind need fuel. This fuel has to be healthy and pure, and one should think of one’s body as a temple. Continue reading

220 – Abhinivesha – Fear of Death

Abhinivesha means clinging to life, deep sense of anxiety, fear of death. It is from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, Sutra II.3.

What are we clinging to if we are no longer battling for basic survival? We are governed by five afflictions. They are ignorance, ego, desire, aversion, and fear of death. What is the death we fear? Continue reading