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Yoga transformed my life from a parasitic one to a life of purpose.

What Patanjali said applies to me and will apply to you.

He wrote, "With this truth bearing light will begin a new life. Old unwanted impressions are discarded and we are protected from the damaging effects of new experiences."

(Yoga Sutras, Chapter 1, verse 50)

It is my hope that my own lowly beginnings and ordinariness may serve as a source of encouragement as you seek this truth and begin a new life. Yoga transformed my life from a parasitic one to a life of purpose.

~ BKS Iyengar, Light on Life

Practice, practice, practice…

By persistent and sustained practice, anyone and everyone can make the yoga journey and reach the goal of illumination and freedom.

I literally emerged from darkness to light, from mortal sickness to health, from crude ignorance to immersion in the ocean of knowledge by one means alone, namely by zealous persistence in the art and science of yoga practice (sadhna).

What held good for me will hold good for you too.

~ BKS Iyengar

Traversing the path to enlightenment – Swami Rama

2983741910064013859S425x425Q85[1] The aspirant knows that everything in the external world is subject to change. On some level the objects of the world have value and are apparently real, but, in actuality they do not exist as they are. Their form changes, and, therefore their names change and their qualities also change. When an aspirant adjusts himself to this realization, he practices his sadhna by understanding the apparent reality and does not become attached to the phenomenal world or waste his time in acquiring more worldly objects than the bare neccessities.

To have only the bare necessities of life can become a means on the path of enlightenment.

~ Swami Rama

Learn to let go of attachment through yoga

Yoga is the settling of the mind into silenceAs stated in The Yoga Sutras, “Yoga is the settling of the mind into silence. When the mind has settled, we are established in our essential nature, which is unbounded consciousness.”

In this unbounded state, we experience freedom from suffering.

No longer identifying ourselves with our ego, we let go of our attachment to temporary conditions ― whether a relationship, a job, our body, or a material possession. We remember our essential spiritual nature and life becomes joyful, meaningful, and carefree.


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