Pratyahara (Sense Withdrawal): The Real Meaning
Pratyahara does not mean suppressing or arresting the senses! “See your movie, enjoy your ice cream,” says Panditji. We need our mind and senses to be outward in order to function in the world and enjoy life. Pratyahara should be undertaken only in meditation. It means training and mastering the mind and senses so they stop roaming aimlessly, depleting us in the process. Panditji describes the path of practice from sense withdrawal to samadhi, beginning with the 61 Points awareness exercise.
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Spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute, Pandit Tigunait is the successor of Swami Rama of the Himalayas. Lecturing and teaching worldwide for more than a quarter of a century, he is the author of fourteen books, including his recently-released The Secret of the Yoga Sutra, and his autobiography Touched by Fire: The Ongoing Journey of a Spiritual Seeker. Pandit Tigunait holds two doctorates: one in Sanskrit from the University of Allahabad in India, and another in Oriental Studies from the... Read more>>