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Be Nice

Yoga Sutras
Sutra 1.33

maitrī-karuṇā-muditopekṣāṇāṁ sukha-duḥkha puṇyāpuṇyaviṣayāṇāṁ bhāvanātaś citta-prasādanam

By cultivating attitudes of friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and disregard toward the wicked, the mind-stuff retains its undisturbed calmness.

Translated - Swami Satchidananda

This sutra highlights the significance of cultivating positive qualities and attitudes in our daily lives to achieve a state of mental clarity and tranquility. By practicing loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity, individuals can develop a harmonious relationship with themselves and others, leading to a peaceful and contented state of mind. When faced with pleasurable or painful experiences, and the results of virtuous or non-virtuous actions, maintaining an attitude of non-reactiveness and equanimity helps to stabilise the mind and reduce emotional fluctuations. This mental steadiness allows one to navigate life's challenges with greater resilience and wisdom.
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