Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Difficulties along the way


When I started my practice of Yoga, this is what happened to me:

I sat in a quiet and lonely place. I experienced a great peace and joy...but when I came out of meditation, Life was swallowed me like the jaws of a tiger, without any compassion.

But that was not Yoga. Sri Aurobindo showed me through his golden writings.

Yoga has to embrace all life, not only the lights of the nice moments: also our deepest miseries

4 comments:

Blogger said...

Sri Aurobindo told that 'All life is Yoga'.
So to tread the path of yoga one must give everything of life. But it is easier said than done. Actually we know very little of our life. We only move on the surface driven by desire and ideas. Moreover the lower nature is million times stronger than we can think of. So we have to try only one thing-and that is to disappear into the Mother. Let the Mother sit in the throne of life and mould it as she wants. By our own efforts we can do very little (though it is necessary). In Sri Aurobindo's yoga the sadhak has to allow the Divine to take up the job of sadhana. So the only task of life is to give the handle of our life to the Divine.
It can very effectively be achieved through works.
The knowledge and experience is complete only when it is realized in the physical-in Sri Aurobindo's yoga.
Peace
Debabrata

arianeCB/islote said...

I sat in a quiet and lonely place. I experienced a great peace and joy...but when I came out of meditation, Life was swallowed me like the jaws of a tiger, without any compassion

How true ! I mean, the feeling you describe.
Hello by the way... I just discover this new blog of yours and i'll read it.
cheers !

Swami said...

Ariane:

Thank you for your words.
Be welcome to this blog.

Greetings.

Ojcar said...

Aceptar la verdad.

Pero ante todo deberías aprender algo inusual: no eres uno sólo, si no dos. Al menos, como mínimo. Tu y tu cuerpo. Y tu cuerpo hierve por que le escuches como a un humano, no como a una maquina a la que poder programar para que con tal formula magica mental consigas la felicidad por la mayor medida de tiempo posible.

Darse cuenta de que el cuerpo debe ser tratado con la misma actitud con la que tratas a aquella persona q quieres, elimina toda la estupidez de una civilización entera de un solo golpe.

Por que vivímos en simbiosis.

Que mejor principio para comprender que no eres sólo uno, ni dos, ni tres.....