While many celebrate the death of the world’s most notorious terrorist, Osama Bin Laden, we can’t help notice the hesitance in rejoicing amongst the yoga community. This could have to do with a variety of variables, but, without generalizing, do yogis respond differently?
We took part in a Yoga Sutra discussion recently and we offer this bit from Pada One as food for thought:
“By cultivating attitudes of friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and disregard toward the wicked, the mind-stuff retains its undisturbed calmness.”
1:33, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Translation by Sri Swami Satchidananda
How does your yoga practice affect your response to major breaking news? Is it somehow different?
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