YOGA

The Bhagivad Gita

"The mind has long been dissipated by worldly things and does not easily come under sway, Arjuna. But when one perfectly controls and fully withdraws the mind from selfish cravings, one is in yoga, union with Divinity. The mind of the yogi, totally focused on the True Self, is unwavering like the steady flame of a candle in a sheltered place. When the mind becomes still and quiet, the Self reveals itself. At these depths one experiences the joy and peace of complete fulfillment."


After all these years of spiritual study, years of ups and downs trying to find myself, these words have stayed with me. In my yoga practice, it is as if I go into a trance. All thoughts disapear. It is truly my higher state moving in perfect divinity with body and breath. It is bliss.


The gita is one of the yogi bibles full of enriching, ancient text for self realization. I suggest Jack Howley's walk through version as it can be a lot to follow reading the original in English. He gives great translation.

Amazon - "The Bhagavad Gita: A Walk Through For Westoners"

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