108 Yoga Study Path Pointers – 25 – Ere to our Yoga Sādhana turning inwards towards engaging……

Ere to our Yoga Sādhana turning inwards towards engaging
the Antar Aṅga and the ĀtmaBuddhi relationship,
we are advised to first turn outwards towards engaging
the Bahya Aṅga and the ManasIndriya relationship.

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108 Study Path Pointers – 24 – The tendency is to measure a persons ‘progress’ by a……

The tendency is to measure a persons ‘progress’ by a
perceived comparison to some mythical finishing point,
rather than accepting that we cannot really appreciate
the reality of what was their actual starting point,
nor can we truly evaluate the effort they are putting
into developing and refining their personal Sādhana.

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108 Study Path Pointers – 23 – The primary purpose for Āsana is to take us towards Yoga……

The primary purpose for Āsana is to take us towards Yoga,
rather than just taking us towards more and more Āsana.

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108 Study Path Pointers – 22 – It’s not until I understand how to cultivate a space in My self……

It’s not until I understand how to
cultivate a space within My self
can I begin to experience that
which is the essence of the Self.

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108 Study Path Pointers – 21 – There was a time when folks were confused as to what is Yoga……

There was a time when folks were confused as to what is Yoga.
Now I wonder if folks are more confused as to what isn’t Yoga?

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108 Study Path Pointers – 20 – It feels as if ‘Modern Postural Yoga’ is increasingly concerned with…….

It feels as if ‘Modern Postural Yoga’
is increasingly concerned with the
Movement of the Silhouette rather
than the Stillness of the Source.

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108 Study Path Pointers – 19 – Before there can be Yoga or linking there must be Viyoga……

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“Before there can be Yoga or linking there must be Viyoga or unlinking.
What are we prepared to unlink from in order to link?

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108 Study Path Pointers – 18 – Our relationship with Food can be too little, too much, or wrong…..

annam

Our relationship with Food can be too little, too much, or wrong.
According to Āyurveda, even the best food eaten in the wrong amount,
or at the wrong time, or with the wrong attitude
will fail to nourish and even disturb the system.
The same could be said for Yoga Practice.

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108 Study Path Pointers – 17 – One of the purposes of Yoga is to help us with the challenge……

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One of the purposes of Yoga is to help us with the challenge of
discerning between what is our Dharma and what is our Karma.

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108 Study Path Pointers – 16 – Defining our relationship with awareness is an inquiry……

na iti na iti

“na iti na iti – not this, not this”
Defining our relationship with awareness,
is an inquiry into re-defining our relationship with matter.
– Bṛhad Āraṇyaka Upaniṣat II.3.6

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108 Study Path Pointers – 15 – Initially our Yoga Journey is towards our relationship with living…..

tat_tvam_asi

Initially our Yoga Journey is towards our relationship with living.
Ultimately our Yoga Journey is towards our relationship with dying.

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108 Study Path Pointers – 14 – What’s important is not to find the solution itself……

tat_tvam_asi

“What’s important is not to find the solution itself,
but to identify the mystery,
and to continuously touch it and draw strength from it.”
– Paul Harvey Interview Israel 2006

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108 Study Path Pointers – 13 – Yoga offers me an intelligent way to come out of my mistakes.

avidya

Yoga offers me an intelligent way to come out of my mistakes.

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108 Study Path Pointers – 12 – The greatest gift in old age is the ability to be in the present.

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The greatest gift in old age is the ability to be in the present.
The greatest forfeit in old age is the tendency to be in the past or the future.

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108 Study Path Pointers – 11 – Reflection on Saṃkalpa – The Art of Volition……

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Yesterdays Smṛti can become Todays Saṃskāra,
without Tomorrows Saṃkalpa being re-affirmed,
through Todays Sādhana each and every day.
– Reflection on Saṃkalpa – The Art of Volition

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108 Study Path Pointers – 10 – Sāṃkhya – Redefining the Marriage of Wisdom and Action……

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Sāṃkhya – Redefining the Marriage of Wisdom and Action

Until the Dancer (Citta) deeply realises that
the Observer (Cit) of the Spectacle (Viṣaya)
is not interested in the drives (Avidyā) which animate the dance,
the Dancer continues to Dance.
Sāṃkhya Kārikā of Īśvara Kṛṣṇa Āryā Fifty Nine

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108 Study Path Pointers – 9 – What is it that weapons do not cleave……

srimad_bhagavad_gita

What is it that weapons do not cleave?
That fire does not burn?
That waters do not wet?
That wind does not whither?
– Commentary on Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Two verse 23

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108 Study Path Pointers – 8 – Sāṃkhya is about living more within that which doesn’t change……

samkhya

Sāṃkhya is about living more within that which doesn’t change,
rather than living more within that which does change.

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108 Study Path Pointers – 7 – Yoga Practice is an essential part of Yoga Study……

yoga

Yoga Practice is an essential part of Yoga Study.
Rather than Yoga Study being an essential part of Yoga Practice.

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108 Study Path Pointers – 6 – What does reflecting on our relationship with Manomaya reveal?

manomaya

What does reflecting on our relationship with Manomaya reveal?
In other words what relationship do we have with our Saṃskāra or habitual patterns?
– Taittirīya Upaniṣad Chapter Three Bhṛguvallī verse 3

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108 Study Path Pointers – 5 – What does reflecting on our relationship with Prāṇamaya reveal?

pranamaya

What does reflecting on our relationship with Prāṇamaya reveal?
– Taittirīya Upaniṣad Chapter Three Bhṛguvallī verse 2

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108 Study Path Pointers – 4 – What does reflecting on our relationship with Annamaya reveal?

annamaya

What does reflecting on our relationship with Annamaya reveal?
– Taittirīya Upaniṣad Chapter Three Bhṛguvallī verse 1

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108 Study Path Pointers – 3 – When seeking the light better to verify that it is the power of the light……

cit devanagari

When seeking the light better to verify
that it is the power of the light
rather than the light of power.

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108 Study Path Pointers – 2 – Suffering is the starting point……

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Suffering is the starting point for the Yoga journey of four steps from:
the symptom (Duḥkha or suffering);
through to the cause (Avidyā or illusion);
to the path (Kaivalya or independence);
and the means (Aṣṭāṅga or 8 limbed path) for Viveka or discrimination.
This fourfold process is at the heart of Yoga, Āyurveda and Buddhism.

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108 Study Path Pointers – 1 – Or linking to what we need to understand to help refine……

jnana

Bhagavad Gītā Chapter FourJñāna Yoga or The Yoga of Knowledge

Or linking to what we need to understand to help refine the outcome of our actions.

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