Yoga is mindlessness

I would like to share with you a few thoughts about how yoga can help you to become truly mindless in your life.
Yoga is defined by Patanjali as the stilling of mental activity. Why is that? Is Yoga just the stilling of mental activity or is it what happens when mental activity is stilled? If you accept, as I do that the philosophical basis of Yoga is the Samkhya philosophy, which holds that all existence boils down to two basic entities, a non changing spectator and an ever changing show, Yoga is the method by which we can become aware of the non changing spectator. Mind is probably the most changeable thing in the whole universe, and so it definitely belongs as part of the show, not the spectator. In fact mind IS the show, whatever we call nature or reality or life, are in fact mental projections, concepts and ideas. So another way of explaining Yoga is to say that it is the attempt to use the mind to see what is beyond the mind. In one of the lovely ways that nature shows us the truth through its own operation, the mind is like a lake, brain waves are like ripples on the surface of the water. As long as there are ripples, then the water does not reflect anything, all you see is the waves, all you see is mind. When the surface of the lake becomes still, it reflects like a mirror. So it is with mind, when it becomes still, it reflects the light which shines upon it , the light of the Soul, which is beyond mind, and so beyond time and space and anything else you can think of. That is how it is and that is why ultimately Yoga is about being Mindless.


About the naked human

the naked human is what we are underneath. When we shed our thoughts and look calmly in the mirror upon the light of the soul. Peace and Love.
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One Response to Yoga is mindlessness

  1. leithali says:

    bro great post, as usual. I think one a week would be a enough! lovebro.

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