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Let Karma Yoga Be Your Mantra
Talia: Thanks for your advice.
I have the German version of James’ book and this morning I read the karma yoga chapter. Today I was in the same situation as last week… and of course the subtle body reacted the same way.
My jiva cannot stand bad feelings and wants to get rid of them as quickly as possible. That is why this jiva is chasing objects, to stop that feeling of unfulfilled desires in the subtle body.
Rajas was first in place, with strong tamas. Sattva went to sleep, so to speak.
These strong beliefs agitate the mind and make it impossible in such a situation to be true to my self/awareness.
When I asked you for a “quick emergency plan” I wanted to know if there is a mantra that’s powerful enough to hold in my mind to keep rajas and tamas in place in those situations.
Much love, Talia
Daniel: No mantra – regardless of how “powerful” – will resolve your vasanas. Let karma yoga be your mantra; meditate on what it means to act in the karma yoga spirit, and what it means to receive results in the karma yoga spirit. This will keep rajas and tamas in their rightful places.
Please note that the following suggestion has nothing to do with ShiningWorld or Vedanta, nor am I a psychologist, but if you suffer from serious depression or some chemical imbalance that’s causing severe mood swings (extreme rajas/extreme tamas) then it may be worthwhile seeing to this professionally. Getting assistance with this is not the kiss of death.
Talia: Dear Danielji, thanks again for your answer. And thanks for being so mindful with your words.
I will continue my ride on the Vedanta bus, but I need to remind myself to put my worldly luggage on the floor while riding on the road.
Daniel: Yes, do exactly that. You have the right to put down the luggage whilst riding on the Vedanta bus. And the cool thing is that this bus never runs out of fuel.
~ Much love, Daniel