Study Focus SF-01 Abhyasa and Vairagya (action and dispassion)
This subject provides a range of audio class recordings and class notes for practice enquiry along with articles to explore Abhyasa and Vairagya (action and dispassion). Access is for a 10 week period from enrolment. Thus a student may practice to one recording per week to cover the material in the timeframe or using the recordings twice per week to cover the content twice.
Study Focus subjects (SF-1 to SF-08) are configured through the following modes: Learn/ Study/ Practice
- in the Learning mode we review the details and definition of an area of enquiry
- in the Studying mode we look at details and nuance whilst hearing from the teachers of our lineage
- the Practicing mode focuses on doing where individuals practice to recorded sequences recorded by Alan Goode
‘Abhyasa (practice) is a dedicated, unswerving, constant, and vigilant search into a chosen subject, pursued against all odds in the face of repeated failures, for indefinitely long periods of time. Abhyasa builds confidence and refinement in the process of culturing the consciousness, whereas Vairagya (renunciation) is the elimination of whatever hinders progress and refinement’.
Renunciation (Vairagya) is discriminative discernment. It is the art of learning to be free from craving, both for worldly pleasures and for heavenly eminence. It is training the mind to be unmoved by desire and passion. One must learn to renounce objects and ideas which disturb and hinder one’s daily practices. Then one has to cultivate non-attachment to the fruits of one’s labours’BKS Iyengar