Aversion is a state of "ignorance" or forgetfulness that clings

to the memory of pain.

2.8 duhkaanusayi dvesah


Lesson Eight

Video 1: Hate Perpetuates Indifference

“Men of darkness eat food which is stale and tasteless, which is rotten and left overnight, impure and unfit for holy offerings."

~Bagavad Gita 17:10 translated by Goswami Kriyananda

Video 3: What Is Your trigger?

"That soul whose mind is perfectly calm while living in the stream of opposites; in heat or cold, sorrow or joy, can swim! For the Supreme is established in him."

Bagavad Gita translated by Goswami Kriyananda

Video 2: Aversion Follows Painful Experiences

"And the Lord Said, 'What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood is crying to me from the ground.'"



Video 4: Summary


Lesson Eight Homework

  • What do you think is unforgivable, if anything, and why?

  • List your aversions and try to think about where they first arose.

  • Do you have any regrets? It is good to have some and usually shows maturity.

  • List the aversions of those closest to you and see how you could help them.

  • Who or what stands in the way of you getting what you want?


In the Kitchen:

Video 5: Butter Chicken


Lesson Eight Recipe


Yes, some of us yogis can turn our noses up at chicken and people who eat it.....and then

we get real. If we are parents of teenagers or the spouse who does not want to be a vegetarian then we need to get out of our ego and willingly cook something that they will love.

This recipe is not something you want to have too often but for special occasions is fit for a Raj.

You can use seitan in place of the chicken. My kids could not believe it was not meat.

It is quite a process to make and works out much cheaper if you are preparing it for more than two

people. You can use it in other recipes that call for chicken too, especially Asian type dishes.