DVD23: Self-Mastery

Raja Yoga: The Path of Self-Mastery; Self-Will and Freedom

Easwaran talks of the joy that comes from mastering our thoughts through meditation, then offers his practical guidance on overcoming self-will.

Talk 23a - Raja Yoga: The Path to Self-Mastery - Easwaran uses a classic image of Raja Yoga: when we have gained mastery over ourselves through meditation, our thoughts obey us as grateful citizens obey a beloved leader. Sense training becomes natural, he says, when we have trained our thoughts to rest in spiritual ideals.

Talk 23b: Self-Will and Freedom - This talk responds to a series of questions on self-will and the thinking process. It provides much practical guidance, as well as a fascinating glimpse into Easwaran’s mystical experiences.