Ignorance or forgetfulness is the source field of all other obstacles which are active, dormant,

suspended or altering

2.4 avidya ksetramuttaresam prasuptatanuvicchinnodaranam


Lesson Four

Video 1: Know Thyself

“The carrier of this consciousness is the individual who does not produce the psyche on his own volition but is, on the contrary, performed by it and nourished by the gradual awakening of consciousness during childhood.”

~Carl Jung

Video 3: Qualities to the Hindrances

"Know ye not that ye are the Temple of God?"

~St. Paul


Video 2: The Mind Has Habits

“Men who are pure like food which is pure, which gives health, mental power, strength, and long life; which has taste, is soothing and nourishing, and which makes glad the heart of man.”

~Bhagavad Gita, 17:8

Video 4:Summary


Lesson Four Homework

  • Take a look at the soups in the recipe section. Note their qualities and how they have been linked in this session to the qualities of the kleshas.

  • Make one soup each week and meditate upon the quality linked to the soup.

  • Note your findings in your journal.

  • Do you have any thoughts that keep replaying over and over again that are negative or destructive?

  • Have you tried to, and/or can you stop them? (Imagining opposite symbols can help)

  • I am a _________________________. (fill in the blank)


In the Kitchen:

Lesson Four Recipes

This lesson talked about the 4 types of qualities of the klesha’s or obstacles

to enlightenment: 

1. Dormant      (baby food consistency)

2. Feeble attenuated   (the yogi)

3. Growing expanding uncontrollably   (cleansing/nourishing mung bean soup)

4. Alternating between growing, dormant and feeble    (spiritual aspirant working on themselves)

Video 5: Butternut Squash Soup