STH 007 The Middle Path and the Sattwic Way – Synopsis
The speaker starts with the story of Buddha and its inner meaning and significance. He draws the distinction between true renunciation, true vairagya which is impelled by a positive seeking, and a temporary state of disillusionment which is essentially a negative state without much force in it. Further in this talk Alok Pandey speaks about the need for balance and moderation on the path of yoga. Severe austerity is not the way of yoga here. He gives us various examples of tamas and rajas and sattwa, and explains the necessity of first bringing the tamoguna and rajoguna under the control of Sattwa. This prepares the nature for the next step. Being the master of nature, one can mobilize the whole being towards the divine.