From the beginning there never was a secret, every mystery you have ever wondered about has been hidden in plain sight.

We are the Ātmeśvara Mārga School, and if we took ourselves seriously enough to have an "official" voice, this would be it. We are dedicated to the process of human integration, of moving from the segregated, mechanistic, conditioned state, to the Integrated, unconditioned state of the awake, adult human.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

What is Yoga?

अथ योगानुशासनम्
योगाचित्तवृइत्तिनिरोधः
तदा द्रष्टुः स्वरूपेअवस्थानम्
वृत्तिसारूप्यमितरत्र

Now, instructions of yoga (integration)

Yoga (integration) is the process of stilling the twisting and turning of the egoic (conditioned) thought processes.

Then "that within which perceives" is in its proper place as witness to the given.

Otherwise, "that within which perceives" is fixated on and identified with the contents of egoic thought processes.

Patanjali, The Yoga Sutras (translation mine)

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