Tapas part 2

In his commentary on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Swami Satchidananda writes, “Tapas means to ‘burn or create heat.’ Anything burned out will be purified. The more you fire gold, for example, the more pure it becomes. Each time it goes into the fire, more impurities are removed...By accepting all pain that comes to us, even though the nature of the mind is to run after pleasure. We will actually be happy to receive pain if we keep in mind its purifying effects.”

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