This infographic shows the relationship of detachment and discrimination, which are the two key factors of the Sadhana Chatushtya, or Qualifications Of Aspirant.
Dr. Orion Taraban Most people on the planet are subject to a delusion so prevalent that it is functionally invisible. In so many words, the delusion is that one’s judgments about reality inhere in reality, itself. It kinda works like this: people judge phenomena according to egocentric standards, project those judgments into reality, block awareness of that projection, and then mistake their projected judgments for empirical observations. This transforms the universe into a hall of mirrors, which is the narcissistic dilemma. The way out is through awareness.
Swami Dayananda Saraswati unravels the parallel paths of personal development and attaining true compassion. He walks us through each step of self-realization, from helpless infancy to the fearless act of caring for others.
What do you say to someone who believes they will gain supernatural powers by doing yoga or other practices?
You’re barking up the wrong tree.
Freedom FROM belief and “powers” is what you want, since they are a trap like all motivations that originate in the mind.
All beliefs and ideals are traps.