Jignasu is the first of the lifestyle initiations. At this point, we move beyond the approach to yoga as a set of practices that we do at specific times, and begin to practice yoga as a lifestyle, to adopt yoga as a way of life. Jignasu means “seeker or novice”.
The sadhana of a jignasu sannyasin is to get to know their personality. The primary method for this is the SWAN principle. The jignasu should learn what are their strengths and their weaknesses, ambitions and needs, and learn to manage these things to ensure the appropriate outcome.
I of course forgot to mention the Guru Poornima gift I received...actually, two -one from a girl at the ashram, who kindly gifted me with a white shirt to wear for havan, and a book from Ratnasagar titled The Child within the Lotus by Margaret Stephenson Meere. Lots of reading and thinking and doing for me to do!
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