5 States Of Mind In Yoga Sutra Bhashay By Ved Vyas

5 States Of Mind In Yoga Sutra Bhashay By Ved Vyas

According to Bhashya (Commentary) on Yoga Sutras by Ved Vyas, we have 5 states of mind.

  • Niruddha (Transcendental)

This is the state that we have when we are in very deep meditation. Naturally this state dominates during deep sleep.

  • Ekagra (One Pointed)

This is the state when we are focused on a particular thing for a prolonged period of time. Naturally this state dominates during the early hours of the day.

  • Vikshipta (Distracted)

This is the state when we are active in too many things and we are highly energetic. It generally dominates during the noon time.

  • Kshipta (Restless)

This is the state in which whatever we do we don’t get peace or satisfaction. This generally occurs when we are in a threat full situation.

  • Muddha (Dull)

This is the state where we don’t feel like doing anything. It generally happens after a long day of hardwork.

What we do and how we do in our day to day life is determined by in which state of mind we mostly are.

If we are in Muddha & Kshipta state of mind mostly all our actions will be counterproductive. Mostly we will be reactive in various situations of life. We may also get into addiction.

If we are in Kshipta & Vikshipta state of mind mostly our actions will be of too much effort. We won’t get precise results.

If we are in Vikshipta & Ekagra state of mind then our actions will be mostly fruitful. We will be more in control of various situations of life.

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