Yoga Sutra 5 (book 2)

Sutra Part 2:5


anitya asuci duhkha anatmasu nitya suci sukha atma khyatih avidya

This sutra states that we naturally make mistakes; we mistake the transit for the permanent, what is impure for what is pure, that which is not the self, to the self.

These are all bad habits and the Bible agrees. Romans 14:23 “But the man who has doubts is condemned if he eats because his eating is not from faith, and everything that does not come from faith is sin.”

The Bible also states many times over how we should not be attached to our flesh bodies or our daily lives but only to the Holy Spirit and eternal life. Again Matthew 10:28 “ Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both the soul and body in hell.” Only through Jesus is their eternal life. Our flesh or the reality of our day to day circumstances matter less than the spiritual war going on around us; our relationship with Jesus and our will to live for Him is the only thing that is truly pure.

Again I think that the Bible and Sutra 2:5 are in agreement, we do confuse our individual selves and our daily routines for important when God says that we should not even worry about those things or even what we will eat or wear but have Faith in God to take care of us.