Guruji and the Dalai Lama in Conversation on Mind-Training and Happiness
New Delhi, India Habitat Centre
Guruji, deciphering the Yoga Sutras of Sage Patanjali in a scientific way, explained the seven stages of achieving happiness through Yoga. He explained that when the intellect of the heart and the mind meets, the ego or the "I" is nullified. Then a practitioner experiences boundless joy and happiness. In fact, the very aim of yoga is to achieve a calm and positive state of mind in our daily life. A practitioner of yoga treats negative emotions, such as anger, jealousy, hatred, etc. as separate entities, and thereby is able to bring the mind under control.
The discussion was attended by Indian and western scientists, among them physicists, neuroscientists, scholars, as well as the general public.