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The GPS of Our Spiritual Journey


When travelling to new locations, Mary and I use her smart phone’s GPS. It’s a really handy device in getting from where we are to where we want to go. It reminds me often of our internal GPS, our buddhi. The buddhi, according to yoga, is that part of our mind that always knows the best action for us to take. It knows exactly what is good for ourselves and, at the same time, what is good for everyone else. Lately, I noticed that it also gives the fastest way to get to our new location, giving me a choice in how I wish to proceed—fewer miles or faster roads.