A skilled yogi blossoms even while living in the three gunas, just as a lotus flower blossoms in muddy waters.

Making Your Mind Pleasant (Chitta Prasadnam) In order to keep your mind pleasant and undisturbed, the Sage Patanjali tells you what kind of attitude you should have with different kinds of people. He breaks it down into four categories: Be friendly with people who are mentally happy and content.  Associating with them in a friendly manner will help you in becoming happy and content as well. Have compassion toward people who are suffering. Help them, but stay afloat by not getting too involved emotionally. Be happy for those who are doing good deeds, or are more successful than you. This will...