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NomadYOGI: Let Your Self Go

Yoga deals with the evolution of humanity. →

Yoga, an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity.  this evolution includes all aspects of one’s being, from bodily health to self-realization.  Yoga means union, the union of body with consciousness and consciousness with the soul.  Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day-to-day life and endows skill in the performance of one’s actions.

~Geeta Iyengar

— 58 minutes ago
#yoga  #meditation  #advaita  #psychology  #biology  #health  #consiousness 
The Playground of Duality (and the Pointlessness of Awakening Out of It)

nobodysnotes:

Everything that comes from duality is an illusion. It’s all the same. No part of the illusion exists more than any other part. Any part of duality is as non-existent as any other part of duality. Nothing in duality exists. Duality doesn’t exist.

The optical illusion, the mirage, a dream, the ego, Mt. Everest, the Moon, the Sun, all of them, to the same degree, are unreal.

There is ultimately only Oneness expressing itself through the illusion of separation/duality. Oneness cannot know itself as the One, so it experiences itself by appearing as two. Of course, this is only an appearance and not absolute Reality.

We play the game of duality because there’s literally, nothing else to do. Literally. They say in Zen about awakening, “First there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is a mountain again.”

The journey in a nutshell is like this:

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— 2 days ago with 27 notes
It Will Pass

ashramof1:

A student went to his meditation teacher and said,
“My meditation is horrible!
I feel so distracted, or my legs ache, or I’m constantly falling asleep.
It’s just horrible!”

"It will pass," the teacher said matter-of-factly.

A week later, the student came back to his teacher.
“My meditation is wonderful!
I feel so aware, so peaceful, so alive!
It’s just wonderful!’

"It will pass,"
the teacher replied matter-of-factly.

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— 2 days ago with 366 notes

lazyyogi:

the indifferent mirror
can’t show you

the glossy magazine
can’t tell you

the number in the bank
can’t reveal you

where then to look?

recognize yourself
in an infant’s laugh
in a lover’s sigh
in the smell of dirt after rain

— 3 days ago with 256 notes
jackleton asked: How far do you think our society is from realizing that the demand for a bigger house, a bigger car, more money, more clothes, a firmer stomach, and shinier hair is going to destroy our planet, and do you think it is a realization that will happen quickly or will it be a long process that takes us close to destruction?


Answer:

lazyyogi:

Society is not alive. It is a concept based on standing really really far away and looking at a group of people. 

Society will never wake up because it was never asleep. It’s like your reflection in a mirror. It looks alive but isn’t. 

A bigger car isn’t going to destroy our planet. Our lack of developing alternative means of fuel and energy will. More money wont harm the planet, our greed and walled off hearts will. A firmer stomach and shinier hair wont cause the apocalypse, but those who take their identity to be determined by their body live as if already dead. 

Let me be clear: The planet will survive us. The question is whether or not we want to be a part of that future. And if we do, then each of us must do our part in awakening from our own confusions and delusions. 

Awakening is a strange thing. When the Buddha awakened, he claimed that with his awakening, all things awakened. Yet how can that be true, since we ourselves have not come to know the meaning of that awakening?

For the one who is realized of the truth, nothing is lacking anywhere. No consciousness or aliveness or awareness is lacking. On our meditation retreat over this summer, someone asked my guru whether he felt a different kind of energy when visiting the cities of the US as opposed to being in the countryside retreats. The questioner clearly wanted my guru to go into teachings regarding the different vibration of energies. But my guru shrugged with a half-laugh and merely said, “Wherever I go, I see God.”

Contribute your own awakening. Love and encourage others—or at least do not harm and discourage them. Everyone is doing what they think is best, the only thing that makes us seem different is the ignorance in our eyes. 

Give the mirror of society something new to reflect. Don’t forget that society serves us, we do not serve society.

If you want to get an idea of what the future may be like, look at the younger generations. Personally, I like the trends I am seeing. Younger people seem discontent with the consciousness of the generations that preceded them. They seem less convinced by notions of what is “normal” with respect to sexuality, race, genders, and religions. 

All in all, they are good things. But I also see room for integrating the raw power and intellect of modern mind. We need forward thinking and benevolent corporations to extend patronage to forward thinking scientists. We need politicians who have an understanding and appreciation for national harmony over confused agendas. And we need a media that celebrates our community as humanity rather than falling prey to gossip-mongering and spin-doctoring. 

All of that happens with the passion and dedication of inspired and intelligent individuals. And it will never happen if we force entire generations to go into debt just to get an education. 

So who knows? I see that it’s possible. Will it happen? Your guess is as good as mine. 

Contribute your own awakening and it wont matter. 

Namaste :)

— 4 days ago with 150 notes
Everything we know about psychiatry is wrong →
— 5 days ago
#psychiatry  #medicine  #neuroscience 
ashramof1:

'Again people often ask how the mind is controlled. I say to them: “Show me the mind and then you will know what to do”. The fact is that the mind is only a bundle of thoughts. How can you extinguish it by the thought of doing so or by a desire? Your thoughts and desires are part and parcel of the mind. The mind is simply fattened by new thoughts rising up. Therefore it is foolish to attempt to kill the mind by means of the mind. The only way of doing it is to find its source and hold on to it. The mind will then fade away of its own accord.'

Ramana Maharshi

ashramof1:

'Again people often ask how the mind is controlled. I say to them: “Show me the mind and then you will know what to do”. The fact is that the mind is only a bundle of thoughts. How can you extinguish it by the thought of doing so or by a desire? Your thoughts and desires are part and parcel of the mind. The mind is simply fattened by new thoughts rising up. Therefore it is foolish to attempt to kill the mind by means of the mind. The only way of doing it is to find its source and hold on to it. The mind will then fade away of its own accord.'

Ramana Maharshi

— 6 days ago with 87 notes
"You need not stop thinking. Just cease being interested. It is disinterestedness that liberates. Don’t hold on, that is all."
Nisargadatta Maharaj (via ashramof1)
— 1 week ago with 162 notes
"Fear is nonacceptance of what is."
Jiddu Krishnamurti (via sublimesea)

(Source: magnificentruin, via ashramof1)

— 1 week ago with 1983 notes