“When you start practicing yoga, you will start to love everyone,” says Paramaguru Sharath Jois. In this video, a student asks Jois how he can transform his lower states of being into more elevated senses of the world. How can one really love their neighbor, this student wonders. Yoga, Jois says, contains the answer. Yoga enables us to get rid of the six poisons which affect every human being: kama, krodha, moha, lobha, matsarya, and mada (desire, anger, delusion, greed, envy and sloth). When we practice yoga, we generate intense internal heat which literally burns away the conflict that the poisons induce. The body, post-poison, is pure—capable of unending compassion. Not only does the body become purified, says Sharath, but the mind also is able to reach new states of clarity and understanding.


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