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Slaying Demons (and Other Challenges of Life)
Sunday, October 31 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Epic stories are rich with symbolism and layers of meaning. We’ll take a brief look at:
• the pastimes of Krishna
• Rama killing the ten-headed demon, Ravana
• the battle of the Devi Mahatmyam
The internal war is really between our tendencies and our higher ideals. We fall for the easy option, even when we are painfully aware of a need for change. We may claim it is too hard to fight, and we fall for deception once again; we sabotage our efforts. We may let busy-ness and greed (and other vices) blur the edges of good and evil. In Yoga, we fortify our vehicle (the body) and practice steady awareness of the mind so we can see through the urges and alluring temptations. Cut them with the sword of discrimination. Barricade the five gateways into the human fortress (the senses). Experience inner peace—and triumph.