Saturday, March 16, 2019
#Yoga Today #Suggestions ~ Practice Non-Greed
All suggestions should be practiced in thought, word and deed. Practice nonviolence, truthfulness, non-stealing, celibacy and:
Non greed – it is said that if we could practice this one suggestion we would not need to practice the others. Greed creates craving and cravings cause us to act violently. Greed causes us to lie and manipulate for our own gain. With greed we take what we want without respect. The mind is always scattered because with greed we always want more.
Non greed does not mean we should not enjoy life. It simply means we should not reach out beyond our soulful propriety to physically take, mentally want, or verbally try to persuade, coax, or flatter someone into doing something for our own benefit.
When the mind becomes obsessed with greed the life force gets scattered. Therefore the mind needs to detach; not from the object of desire, but from the obsessive desire to possess. On a verbal level we should not talk too much especially about other people and trivial things.
Physical non-greed means we should not be too attached to anything; even our family and friends. Do not become jealous or envious of others good fortune. Be aware that even good fortune brings with it certain obligations and complications. Be satisfied with what you have and what you have earned through your own efforts.
It is also important to pay your debts. These include indebtedness to your parents, family, friends and your culture. For a noble soul it is easy to repay debts. It means to make the world a better place. This is called the noble obligation. If you receive more in this life than you need, funnel your wealth into noble and humanitarian causes.
The soul established in non-greed begins to understand what he or she is, what he or she has, and what he or she is mostly likely to encounter in the next reincarnation. We are simply souls passing through this incarnation. Do with this life as you will. It is suggested that to practice non-greed you – be generous.
Namaste ~ I celebrate the place where our souls meet