Drawing on Swami Hariharananda’s commentary on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Rohini details what Hariharananda calls the habitual states of the mind. She explains how most seekers have what he calls a distracted mind, which is sometimes calm and sometimes disturbed. They tend to believe that the calm state of their mind is their true self, when in reality the mind, in all its conditions and activities, is just a vehicle for the Self.
Rohini explains how we can first own, then master, and finally transcend the attachments that keep us confined to a limited and separate existence. She clarifies how easy it is to intellectually own an attachment without really experiencing that ownership, and how we cannot transcend any attachment without first having mastered completely how it operates for us.
Rohini discusses how people often run away from true spiritual practice, either because they believe it means putting up with abuse in the name of unconditional love or because they are sure that their humanity lies in their individuality, and cannot accept that Love ultimately dissolves our attachment to individuality.
Rohini revisits how some people believe that following a “recipe” will give them success and happiness. Others fear Love because they see it as messy, or threatening to their sense of self. Both of these beliefs close off the path to Love, because they reject the Guru, the Grace-bestowing power of God. For more videos and lessons, sign up for …
Rohini discusses how people numb themselves inwardly because they believe that not feeling means being in control and powerful, when, in reality, they are choosing death over life. She then explains how to recognize this choice when we make it, and what to do about it.
Rohini discusses true wisdom as living from a place of depth in order to know the underlying truth, and explains the difference between insight and transformation. For more videos and lessons, sign up for a free or paid subscription.
Rohini explains how we need to look past surface indicators to gain a deeper understanding of any situation. She relates this to how an artist who is grounded in this deeper understanding is able to see from a different perspective and can then produce true artistic composition.
Rohini reads her poem “the pride,” which communicates how both personal and collective pride, in all its forms, keeps us from facing the facts about ourselves and others and living from the place of Love.
Rohini takes her students through the process of stilling all our vehicles – body, mind, emotions and vibrations – in order to rest in the Heart.
After reading her poem titled “Centric,” Rohini explains how Grace is crucial to getting beyond a merely intellectual understanding of the Self and to actual experience of the Self, which is where spiritual practice begins.