Pratihimsā – retaliation
«When in the presence of one established in nonviolence, there is the abandonment of hostility» (Yoga-sūtra, 2.35).
Himsā is violence, ahimsā with privative a is non-violence, pratihimsā with the prefix prati is violence that comes back. Pratihimsā is therefore synonymous with revenge, retaliation.
In life it is necessary to take mental or material satisfactions. The point is to understand if this “fulfillment” leads to a true pacification of the soul or is dictated only by a desire for revenge (for example, a revenge as a psychic satisfaction or an important purchase to show off with arrogance). The cravings for revenge, alas, never really pacify the soul, they only give temporary relief. Analyze yourself in depth, Virgo, because if you are true to yourself, you are also true to others and others will be true to you.
Maha vira-āsana, great hero pose
Put yourself in battle gear, hoist yourself up, stay in position while trying to figure out if it is really useful.
What do you need to be happy, to feel good? Generally we think about big things, but it’s the little things that help us. Think of three little things you can do for yourself, without anyone being involved.
Mantra of the month
«Peace in the soul».