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.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

eight components of yoga

The eight components of yoga are external discipline, internal discipline, posture, breath regulation, concentration, meditative absorption, and integration.