Saturday, December 18, 2010

Ter é tardar

Os Deuses vendem quando dão. Comprase a glória com desgraça. Ai dos felizes, porque são Só o que passa! Baste a quem baste o que Ihe basta O bastante de Ihe bastar! A vida é breve, a alma é vasta: Ter é tardar. Foi com desgraça e com vileza Que Deus ao Cristo definiu: Assim o opôs à Natureza E Filho o ungiu.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You

I do not love you except because I love you;
I go from loving to not loving you,
From waiting to not waiting for you
My heart moves from cold to fire.

I love you only because it's you the one I love;
I hate you deeply, and hating you
Bend to you, and the measure of my changing love for you
Is that I do not see you but love you blindly.

Maybe January light will consume
My heart with its cruel
Ray, stealing my key to true calm.

In this part of the story I am the one who
Dies, the only one, and I will die of love because I love you,
Because I love you, Love, in fire and blood.

(Pablo Neruda)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Full moon day: energetic and emotional, but not well grounded

Don't be surprised if today you feel energetic and emotional, but not well grounded. Today is full moon! ( From the Ashtanga Yoga Center web site:

Both full and new moon days are observed as yoga holidays in the Ashtanga Yoga tradition. What is the reasoning behind this?

Like all things of a watery nature (human beings are about 70% water), we are affected by the phases of the moon. The phases of the moon are determined by the moon’s relative position to the sun. Full moons occur when they are in opposition and new moons when they are in conjunction. Both sun and moon exert a gravitational pull on the earth. Their relative positions create different energetic experiences that can be compared to the breath cycle. The full moon energy corresponds to the end of inhalation when the force of prana is greatest. This is an expansive, upward moving force that makes us feel energetic and emotional, but not well grounded. The Upanishads state that the main prana lives in the head. During the full moon we tend to be more headstrong.

The new moon energy corresponds to the end of exhalation when the force of apana is greatest. Apana is a contracting, downward moving force that makes us feel calm and grounded, but dense and disinclined towards physical exertion.

The Farmers Almanac recommends planting seeds at the new moon when the rooting force is strongest and transplanting at the full moon when the flowering force is strongest.

Practicing Ashtanga Yoga over time makes us more attuned to natural cycles. Observing moon days is one way to recognize and honor the rhythms of nature so we can live in greater harmony with it.

Monday, August 23, 2010

towards happiness

Krishna does not propose that the physical world must be forgotten or neglected. Rather, one's life on Earth must be lived in accordance with greater laws and truths, one must embrace one's temporal duties whilst remaining mindful of timeless reality, acting for the sake of service without consideration for the results thereof. Such a life would naturally lead towards stability, happiness and, ultimately, enlightenment.


Trabalhe como se você não precisasse do dinheiro,
Ame como se você nunca tivesse sido magoado,
e dance comose ninguém estivesse te observando.

O maior risco da vida é não fazer nada.

Friday, August 20, 2010

really seeing

He who is near can be seen, but he who is far can only be remembered. Nevertheless, we have to see Him who is near as well as Him who is far, thereby, indicating to us that the above kind of remembering is as good as seeing.

Monday, August 9, 2010

O Eu profundo e os outros Eus: realidade e ilusão

Reparávamos de repente, como quem repara que vive, que o ar estava cheio de cantos de ave, e que, como perfumes antigos em cetins, o marulho esfregado das folhas estava mais entranhado em nós de que a consciência de o ouvirmos. E assim o murmúrio das aves, o sussurro dos arvoredos e o fundo monótono esquecido do mar eterno punham à nossa vida abandonada uma auréola de não a conhecermos. Dormimos ali acordados dias, contentes de não ser nada, de não ter desejos nem esperanças, de nos termos esquecido da cor dos amores e do sabor dos ódios. Julgávamo-nos imortais. . . Ali vivemos horas cheias de um outro sentirmo-las, horas de uma imperfeição vazia e tão perfeitas por isso, tão diagonais à certeza retângula da vida. . . Horas imperiais depostas, horas vestidas de púrpura gasta, horas caídas nesse mundo de outro mundo mais cheio de orgulho de ter mais desmanteladas angústias . . . E doía-nos gozar aquilo, doía-nos. . .

ó horas multicolores!. . . Instantes-flores, minutos-árvores, ó tempo estagnado em espaço, tempo morto de espaço coberto de flores, e do perfume de flores, e do perfume de nomes de flores!. . . Loucura de sonho naquele silêncio alheio!... A nossa vida era toda a vida... O nosso amor era o perfume do amor. . . Vivíamos horas impossíveis, cheias de sermos nós. . . E isto porque sabíamos, com toda a carne da nossa carne, que não éramos uma realidade. . . Éramos impessoais, ocos de nós, outra coisa qualquer. . . Éramos aquela paisagem esfumada em consciência de si própria. . . E assim como ela era duas — de realidade que era, e ilusão — assim éramos nós obscuramente dois, nenhum de nós sabendo bem se o outro não era ele-próprio, se o incerto outro vivera. . .

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Word, meaning, and perception

Word, meaning, and perception tend to get lumped together, each confused with the others; focusing on the distinctions between them with perfect discipline yields insight into the language of all beings.

Monday, May 31, 2010

knowlodge, love and yoga

Three things are necessary for a bird to fly—the two wings and the tail as a rudder for steering. Jnâna (knowledge) is the one wing, Bhakti (love) is to the other, and Yoga is the tail that keeps up the balance. For those who cannot pursue all these three forms of worship together in harmony, and take up, therefore, Bhakti alone as their way, it is necessary always to remember that forms and ceremonials, though absolutely necessary for the progressive soul, have no other value than taking us on to that state in which we feel the most intense love to God.

Friday, May 28, 2010

listening to the ocean - Goa, November 2009

I can’t tell if the writer writes for the reader or for the writer’s sake.
But here goes my attempt to tell you a little more...
if only now I write, it is because only now I realized all that happened.
Two years ago, I was at the same place looking at the ocean and thinking about life.
Life for me, at that time, was about your image.
I did all I could to be by your side, and I am happy for following my lifetime dream.
Once again, I am at the same place, and looking at the same ocean.
Life for me, now, is about your image.
I did all I could to be by your side, and I am happy for following my lifetime dream.
It is like you were always in my dreams.
Before meeting you I dreamed about you. And after being with you I dream about you.
I know I will carry you in my dream.
You will not be by my side.
You will be with me.
I will not carry you with me.
I will carry you in me.
Love is stronger than touch.
Love is stronger than differences.
Love is stronger that cultures and countries.
Love is timeless.
I did not fall in love.
I stand in love.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali: Consciousness

Consciousness settles as one radiates friendliness, compassion, delight, and equanimity toward all things, whether pleasant or painful, good or bad.


When consciousness interiorizes by uncoupling from external objects, the senses do likewise; this is called withdrawal of the senses.