Yoga is Transcending the Thoughts of the Mind — Part 2

October 17, 2016

Namah Te dear All,

i hope this message finds all my fellow seekers infinitely, constantly and unconditionally Joyous!

Yoga is a vision not a business. Rishi Patanjali understood this ancient philosophy and so has been able to share how make this a modern practice.

The only way to slow and stop the dilution of philosophy-practice which we are experiencing individually and institutionally, is knowledge of the truth at the relative level. This training will prepare us for Knowledge of the Truth at the Absolute Level.

We do our part through our E-Vichara

E-Vichara (October 17, 2016) — — Yoga is Transcending the Thoughts of the Mind — Part 2

  • Jina means conqueror, not of man rather of mind — by following the means of yama (abstinence), niyama (observance), asana (controlled postures) and pranayama (controlled breathing) one is preparing for Silence by calming the body / breath
  • Pratyahara — after dis-identifying with the food / physiological sheaths, we have to be vigilant to not let our identification be usurped by the mind and forced to the senses — by practicing prati (lessening) + ahara (inputs) an environment is created where the mind is disengaged allowing for identification with the intellect
  • Dharana — the body interacts, the breath inputs, the mind interprets and the intellect instructs — the evolution of our efforts is to shift our concentration from the earlier verbs to holding on to the Awareness illumining the verbs
  • Dhyana — steady and sincere efforts to call the intellect to Awareness naturally grows to become effortless — establishing one’s self as Awareness is the only way to breaking one’s self from ignorance
  • Samadhi — the ego is ever converting us to become this, to become that — with our identification dha (placed) + sama (fully) in the Self, the noise of the ego is silenced
  • Rishi Patanjali unambiguously shares the purpose of the Yoga Sutra-s is yogah chitta vritti nirodah (yoga is transcending the thoughts of the mind) — such Freedom is only possible if we are engaged in yoga full-time…