What are the obstacles in our life

What are the obstacles in our life?

If we know it we can get rid of it ourselves

व्याधिस्त्यानसंशयप्रमादालस्याविरतिभ्रान्तिदर्शनालब्धभूमिकत्वानवस्थितत्वानि चित्तविक्षेपास्तेऽन्तरायाः॥१.३०॥ Chapter 1 Sutra 30 (Samadhi pad from Patanjali Yog Sutra)

Vyadhi = disease, Styana= dullness, Samsaya= doubt, Pramada= carelesness, alasya= laziness, avirati= sensuality, bhrantidarsana= false perception, alabdhabhumikatva= failure to reach firm ground, anavasthitatvani= slipping down from the ground gained, chittavikshepah= distraction of the mind-stuff, te= these, antarayah= obstacles.

Distractions which obstruct the happiness in life.

Disease, dullness, doubt, carelessness, laziness, sensuality, false perception, failure to reach firm ground and slipping from the ground gained - These distractions of the mind-stuff are the obstacles.

How Yoga Ayurveda helps in restricting fluctuation of mind?

By Ayurveda & Yoga We can overcome Obstacles. So try to know your mind, and make resolutions to cultivate good habits, and curtail bad habits. Buddhi the charioteer,serves as an effective instrument of self-governance by controlling emotions and upholding the higher Self from the hold of the lower mind. They are there to make us understand and express our own capacities we all have that strength, but we don't seem to know it. We seem to need to be challenged and tested in order to understand our own capacities. In Fact This is natural law. If a river just flows easily, the water in the river does not express its power. But once you put an obstacle to the flow by constructing a dam, then you can see its strength in the form of tremendous electrical power.

Significance of Ayurveda

The term Ayurveda means “ knowledge’’ (Veda) concerning maintenance of “life” the origins of this knowledge are already evident in the atharvaveda The treatment of disease (chikitsa) in the atharvaveda is largely religious and ritualistic, emphasizing such practices as the “sacred utterances’’ (mantra), penances (niyama), amulets (mani), sacred oblations (mangala homa), fasting (upavasa), and purificatory rites (prayaschitta), but the atharvaveda also contains material about human anatomy and herbal medicines. Ayurveda is also considered as supplement of atherveda as fifth veda. Ayurveda is not confined to medicine only, it tackles the whole subject of life in its various ramifications, such as rebirth, renunciation, salvation (Moksha), soul (Atma), etc.

Ayurveda and treatment of chronic diseases

The Ayurveda Sciences & Yogic Sciences have a definite role in controlling & treating various Chronic Diseases such as Diabetes Mellitus, Joint Pains, Hypertension, Obesity, Cancer, COPD & many many more etc. Obstacles are like a chain. Its obstacle is physical disease. Disease makes us dull and dull mind will doubt everything because it does not want to penetrate into a thing to understand it.when doubt is there, is carelessness, a sort of lethargic attitude or laziness and when the mind loses the interest and alertness towards the higher goal, it has to do something else so it will slowly descend to the sensual enjoyments. Actually, all these are summed as TAMAS or inertia or dullness. Another obstacle is slipping down from the ground gained. On the Spiritual path, We won't be disheartened. Mind cannot function on the same levels always it has its heights and depths. For Steady Progress, We need to overcome all these obstacles by our own practice that is self introspection . By self introspection we get a path of proper planning, preparation and presentation which leads to ultimate success i.e. peace and happiness. For this only 10 to 20 minutes are required to do it.

परमाणु परममहत्त्वान्तोऽस्य वशीकारः॥१.४०॥ परमाणु , परम-महत्त्व-अन्त: , अस्य , वशीकारः ॥ Chapter 1 Sutra 40 (Samadhi pad from Patanjali Yog Sutra)

Parmanu= primal atom, paramamahattwa= greatest magnitude, anta = end, asya= his, vasikarah= mastery Gradually, one's Mastery in Concetration extends from the primal atom to the greatest magnitude. That means you can attract the entire universe, from the minutest atom to the unlimited vastnesses. Anu in Sanskrit means '' atom" They had discovered the atom even several thousand years ago. And here, Patanjali not only uses the term '' atom" but he says the primal atom : the atom of the atom, or the minutest particle. There will be nothing that is unknowable by you. can attract anything and everything by the meditations explained in the previous sutras. According to the Bhagavad Gita, the Undisciplined mind acts as our enemy, Where as the trained mind acts as our friend. Truthfully Life’s Trans