Yoga Journal

Embodying the sutra

taught along with a visual of a mountain reflected in the surface of a lake. The mountain symbolizes your eternal self, or your soul (); the lake personifies your consciousness (); and). When the surface of the lake is calm, like a mirror, the mountain can be seen clearly. As the wind picks up or fish swim by, the mountain reflection, while still visible, can appear blurred. Even on the calmest day, the movement of water never stops—the same way the movements of the mind never cease.

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