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Aparigraha

The first time I heard the word Aparigraha was back in 2004 during my teacher training. Translated to non-grasping/non-hoarding, I easily related it to my overabundance of Lululemon pants that made my ass look so fly. Today, as I revisiting this concept in preparation for a lecture, the meaning took a deeper hold. ”The word ‘graha’ means to take, to seize, or to grab, ‘pari’ means ‘on all sides’, and the prefix ‘a’ negates the word itself - basically, it means ‘non’. The teaching of aparigraha holds true for nonmaterial things as well. For me, it is old thought patterns that no longer are working. In fact, there are in direct conflict with what I know to be true. The tighter that I cling, th