Vedanta is the primordial philosophy behind Yoga and Ayurveda.
It is the science of consciousness and believes consciousness is the ultimate reality for humans and the universe. Thus teaches that consciousness is within each of us.
By studying Vedanta we can get deeper into our humanity and discover who we really are and why we are here.
We are so out of your bodies, paying more attention to what people think of us than our own perception of who we are. Which is transcendent of your physicality, your job, your partner, your political affiliation. We have been dragged into that worthless paradigm. Social media impedes our evolution into higher awareness by imposing materialistic standards often impossible to reach.
That is why Vedanta can be a great tool to find the oneness of our individual souls and the universal consciousness.
Learning and applying Vedanta can help you get a better perspective of the cosmos. A multidimensional view of what’s really going on. So different from seeing the world with the same old, blurry glasses.
THE THREE GUNAS
The three gunas are part of the philosophy of Vedanta and Yoga. These forces are crucial for our spiritual development as they show us how nature and our own psychology works, which is one of the ultimate teachings of Vedanta: The entire universe resides in your heart.
By understanding the gunas, we can better understand ourselves.
These are the three gunas.
- Sattva: Maintains balance and helps cultivate purity and peace
- Rajas: Gives energy, vitality, movement. The always doing mentality.
- Tamas: Stagnation
You have to ask yourself? What forces and in what percentage are you putting into action in your life?
According to Vedanta, we need to cultivate Sattva or purity in our lives. It is by doing so that we can solve the current problems in society. By being aware we are all one.
It also leads to a path of self-reflection and introspection. Yo can expect to heal wounded relationships and alleviate the pain of past trauma scars by immersing yourself into a self-exploration journey and applying the principles that increase sattva guna.
A great way to cultivate sattva is Yoga. Yoga helps develop Sattva and convert our body into a vehicle of peace. Self realization is possible. Peace of mind is achievable.
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HOW TO INCREASE SATTVA
Besides practicing yoga, sattva can be nurtured by developing the qualities of harmony, balance, contentment, stillness, non-action, and letting go in your life. The non-action one is more important that it seems. It means waiting for the proper moment to act and avoid acting when confused or with anger. Regret often comes from reacting when we shouldn’t have done so.
In the same way, associate yourself with people who is open to the same self-discovery journey that you are. Ayurveda teaches that the people we engage and have relationships with are key to determine the persons we are becoming. Be with people who don’t gossip, who want to be better, who are content, who help others.
Follow a sattvic diet. That means fill your plate with vegetarian foods that are organic and cooked with love. Avoid tamasic foods like meat which dull your mind and encourage stagnation. As well as rajasic foods like too spicy meals or alcohol as they encourage violence.
Have devotion and cultivate faith in the divine cosmic energy. Whether you call it God or not, believing that something bigger than you exist and that is a force of goodness is good for the soul. Meditate or pray with faith.
Monica Gisella xx