Lesson Nine

Abhinivesa is clinging to this earth life

2.9 svarasavhi viduso 'pi tatharudho 'bhinivesah


Video 1: Will to Live

“The spirit is immortal. Will to live is an awareness of immortality."

~Goswami Kriyananda

Video 3: Dew on the Lotus

"The dew is on the lotus! Rise, oh great Sun!

And lift my leaf and mix me with the wave.

Om mani padme hum, the sunrise comes!

The dewdrop slips into the shining sea!"

~From the poem, "The Light of Asia" by Sir Edwin Arnold


Video 2: From Death to Immortality

"From delusion lead me to Truth, from darkness lead me to light, from death lead me to immortality."

~Brihad-Aranyaka Upanishad


Video 4: Summary


Lesson Nine Homework

  • Do you have your affairs in order?

  • What would you like to do on the astral plane and is it different to what you want to do on the earth plane? If so, why?

  • What would you chose as your last supper and why?

  • What one thing do you want to accomplish in this lifetime?

  • Do you have any regrets, and if so, why? What would you have done differently?


In the Kitchen:

Video 5: Noodles of Longevity


Lesson Nine Recipe

We cling to Life. We do not want to die. The recipe for this sutra has us cooking Noodles of Longevity to symbolize the message in this lesson.