2.8 Aversion is tending to pain

दुःखानुशयी द्वेषः

duhkha anusayi dvesah

Aversion is tending to pain.

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, 2.8

duhkha = pain
anusayi = follow, tending to
dvesah = aversion

How about thinking of aversion as a kind of sticky plaster that helps to protect our wounds so we can heal? 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s