Ask the question: Who is Ishvara and how will special devotion bring me to that high level of super consciousness?
You can realize Truth in experience, but you cannot “think truth.” The best that thoughts can do is point you in the direction of that ultimate, essential truth.
It takes tremendous courage and self-knowledge to say “I don’t know what to do; teach me what you know so I may act wisely.”
The state of super consciousness that arises when the mind is brought under control by systematically moving inward and becomes quiet enough to experience the true Self.
The Ayurvedic view of life is more inclusive than some yogic paths. It’s not just about salvation, and it’s not even just about following a righteous path. Ayurveda wants you to be happy!
In a culture in which the imperative to do (to achieve, to be productive) is palpable to the point of driving daily life, we would do well to remember the other side of the practice.
Ayurveda not only states that an honest living is necessary, but that it’s a part of the purpose of our lives.
Don’t let your toes curl. Tantra has had a bad wrap for centuries, too often reduced to that infamous text, the Kama Sutra, and its many contortionist prescriptions for sexual experimentation.
According to the sutras, we gain correct knowledge three ways. The first is pratyaksha which literally translates as that which is visible to the eye.
As long as we are embodied beings, we will never not have thoughts. This is the … problem?
Right now. At this moment. The present moment. It isn’t just now – as in the teachings are starting right now – but it is now, as in the promise and the goal of Yoga.
The teachings are mystical, magical, practical and popular. There is so much wisdom embedded within the Vedas, the Upanishads, the six orthodox schools of thought which include Yoga.