Yama: Aparigraha (detachment)

If the greed has that see with a passion unbridled by them goods outside, the greed, instead, has that view with a disorder in relation to our possessions. Behind the accumulation probably is hides an idea false of security and, how not, an expression of power according to our values social. Writes Julian Peragón, Arjuna.

Sand hand

In fact, having lots of money is not a problem in itself. Strictly speaking, money is a medium of Exchange, a job done symbolized power. The problem with money is the same as with the water: if not runs is corrupted. The money symbolizes our way of handling power, relations and power in the world. He is not to say that money is bad but not that money is my friend. The important thing is to discover that, in our society, money is a very dense energy because the Prestige is in the Court of having and not so much of being. So you have both coupons. The perception that we have is that if you, the doors are open.

We must be very vigilant when money and possessions arising from this are becoming a heavy burden. When a good need to be cared for, protected, cared for; When, on the other hand, we fear losing it; When we stick to it; When it suffers a malfunction and makes us spend a vital time in our internal process, in our way of preparation. Perhaps that meant Jesus when he spoke of how difficult that was for a rich enter the Kingdom of heaven.

In the generation of my parents, that lived the part hard of the war and post-war, the pantry was always to overflow, symptom of that the ghost of the hunger was still alive. Greed, that is the power to withhold, hide a fear of the vacuum; spend it becomes a danger. But it is clear that one can hoard tickets, food, cars, but also travel, philosophies or relations. As it reminds us of the saying, you only have what you cannot miss in a shipwreck.

In the end it's ir light luggage. Own spiritual practice requires be present 100 one hundred and not earrings of the movements of the bag, that our revenues do not become losses.

The splendor of simplicity

We live in a world full of things, full of artifacts. A first ahito world of property while a third is bled from poverty. Let's discounts because we are bored, because blind system inertia says: "produces and consumes," no matter what. When our life is full of things, or whatever it is, it loses freshness, external disorder invades the internal order, the resort crushes the simple. Aparigraha is find the simplicity of life precisely to make it, of the same way that a note musical catches all its splendor when there is silence.

The hand closed only can build up a pile of sand but open can caress all over the desert. Before greed must promote the detachment. Not relate to goods, because they are transients as it is everything in life. If we release us from our aferramientos it is possible to display the subtle dimension of the existence. We can perhaps understand that infinite chain of things and beings that manages the target. If not release the goods now, evening or early the death will open our hand by much resistance that offer.

When one cultivates Aparigraha Gets a great treasure, more valuable than gold; Gets time, a time that is not depleted never because it is a timeless time, an eternal present.

Arjuna (photo: Guirostudio 2013)Who is

Julián Peragón, Arjuna, formador of teachers, directs the school Yoga synthesis in Barcelona


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By • Apr 4, 2013 • section: Signatures, Yamas and Niyamas