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    From darkness to light

    asato mā sadgamayatamaso mā jyotirgamayamṛtyor mā’mṛtaṃ gamaya ~ Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upaniṣad, 1.3.28* Those of you who followed my regular yoga classes (back in the day!) will remember this mantra we chanted at the end of each class. It is known as the pavamāna mantra, or (mental) purification mantra, meaning: Lead me from the unreal to the real, from darkness to light,…