Helpful or not? “ Thought divides, the ‘me’ and the ‘not me’, ‘we’ and ‘they’, my country and your country, my ideas and your ideas, my religion and your religion, and so on. The very movement of thought  is divisive because thought is the response of memory and experience, which […]

Helpful or not

Not This, Not This “What is it that:Air does not erode?Fire does not burn?Water does not wet?Earth does not cover?” ~Paul Harvey translation Bhagavad Gita 2.23 To come back to the basics again and again is a worthy endeavor. Samyama (dharana+dhyana+samadhi) is sometimes called beginner’s mind after all. A proverbial […]

Not this, Not this

At-least as much awe… Today on the cushion these words came to me softly So can we stand in at least as much awe gazing upon that which never changes as we do with that which always with does? Sometimes in our studies of yoga it may seem we are […]

At-least as much awe…

Quiet discipline “He studied a lot, he practised a lot, he taught a lot, our compassionate Guru Sri T Krishnamacharya” ~Srivatsa Ramaswami Sri Krishnamacharya during his lifetime lived relatively modestly. A householder he maintained a very simple home where he slept, cooked his own meals and taught his students day […]

Quiet discipline