from Kalama sutra, translation from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi

This blog included. "So, as I said, Kalamas: 'Don't go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by analogies, by agreement through pondering views, by probability, or by the thought, "This contemplative is our teacher." When you know for yourselves that, "These qualities are unskillful; these qualities are blameworthy; these qualities are criticized by the wise; these qualities, when adopted & carried out, lead to harm & to suffering" — then you should abandon them.' Thus was it said. And in reference to this was it said.

"Now, Kalamas, don't go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by analogies, by agreement through pondering views, by probability, or by the thought, 'This contemplative is our teacher.' When you know for yourselves that, 'These qualities are skillful; these qualities are blameless; these qualities are praised by the wise; these qualities, when adopted & carried out, lead to welfare & to happiness' — then you should enter & remain in them. Buddha - Kalama Sutta

Friday, 27 November 2009

Purna Matsyrendrasana

Still trying to work out what's going on in this.
I watched Boodiba, Swenson, The Encinitas DVD, Gannon, and Helena Berg from the Swenson Addvanced A disc, all approach it slightly differently. here I'm trying Boodiba's step by step approach, with apologies for being such a poor student.
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Then I got to thinking about MariD again. For a year or so I used one of the Swenson variations until one day there it was., fingertips and then a couple of months later the wrist. Need to find a variation that's close enough and yet comfortable and stable for the five breaths.

That said it's still king of the fishes week.

1 comment:

  1. I think the main thing is to get both sit bones on the ground (once you have the legs in position & have swung the arm over the leg.)

    At least for me, balancing with one raised hip just was NOT cutting it.

    You can try propping the raised hip for awhile with a folded towel. There was some blonde guy @ Rolf's who was really good at 3rd for the most part, but was still using a little assist here.

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