Bake Your Cake

Bake Your Cake

Chapter II, Verse 41 Sri Nerode’s Translation: 41 In Yoga, O, the glory of the Kurus (Arjuna), there is but a single one-pointed determination (which is self-knowledge); many-sided and endless are indeed the thoughts and purposes of the irresolute and undecided.   Helpful Translation: All limbs of yoga depend upon the focused mind. Concentration is required for successful practice. When the blind mind and limited intellect remain unfocused, they create endless dead ends in “yoga-inspired” practices. The intellect is a […]

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Get out and LIVE life

Watching TV is not Living.

Chapter II, Verse 40   Sri Nerode’s Translation: 40 In this (wisdom of Yoga) there is no loss of effort or wasted action; nor there is the element of transgression. Even a little of this knowledge shall save thee from (the sting of) great fear.   Helpful Translation: Correct practice of any of systematic yoga results in a permanent improvement. Permanent improvement means that in the long, multi-incarnation journey of the individual soul, yoga supports the correct expression of and […]

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Sankhya and Yoga Philosophies

Yoga Group Practice

Chapter II, Verse 39 Sri Nerode’s Translation: 39 Thus far the teachings that I have given to thee are from the philosophy of Samkya. Hear now the wisdom of Yoga, understanding which thou can transcend the bonds of Karma.   Helpful Translation: The previous verses have been based upon concepts from the Sankhya philosophy. The following verses will be based upon Yoga philosophy. By understanding Sankhya and applying Yoga one can rise above the impact of cause and effect.   […]

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The Wise Understand The Nature of Results

Fire Dancing

Chapter II, Verse 38   Sri Nerode’s Translation:   THE PAIR OF OPPOSITES 38 Realize that pain and pleasure, gain and loss, conquest and defeat are alike (to the wise)! Engage then in the fray; with such a thought thou shalt not sin. (Never allow evil to grow; transmute evil into good.) Helpful Translation: Non-attachment to the results of action means that whatever transpires you remain untouched.   Commentary: The world is a place of constant change. Change is action. […]

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