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

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Grimmly, write out 100 times.....



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7 comments:

  1. It's not just about the pretty asana, it's not just about the pretty asana, it's not just about the pretty asana

    yes, it is not just

    Been thinking long and hard about your posts of late G... I find it a lot harder to be nice and non judgamental than to try supta kurmasana, find it a lot harder to expose the areas where I go into denial than any attempts to drop back...

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  2. 'I find it a lot harder to be nice and non judgmental'. Claudia, do you mean towards yourself, others...?

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  3. Hi, mean it both ways, overall I find that the practice is a lot harder outside of the mat, this why your articles (yesterday and today) resonate so much, in the living of non harming, in being gentle toward our selves and others, in surrendering, in having faith, especially in hard times,... You touch such a cord with this post...

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  4. There's often that feeling after we step off the mat that we've done our yoga for the day. I used to feel like the day was pretty much over till the following morning ( or at least evening practice). Your right, the time on the mat is the easy part even in the sense of a practice as challenging as ashtanga. I mean lets face it, if all it is is two hours on the mat then it's pretty meaningless it has to somehow resonate through the day.

    Love my morning practice but sometimes the evening practice, 20 minutes asana ( here a VK lotus subroutine), 20 pranayama and 20 meditation feels more profound.

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  5. Dear Grimmly
    It's not just about the pretty asana. haha. What is this, Bart Simpson sent to the blackboard?

    Now on to read the other post, which seems intriguing
    Cheers,
    Arturo
    word verif nonoppo

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  6. I am envious of your second practice of the day.. Will go get on the cushion right now.. And yes it has to mean something in the real world, I think it wash Sharath that was quoted saying that you will know that yoga I working if your life is improving, and I could be wrong on the quote maybe it was not him, but the point is I believe that and it has to do with applying yoga in everything we do, finding the same qualities we use in asana practice, giving space, listening, being with discomfort, not reacting so quickly, learning where our real edge is at, then transcending it...

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  7. Deafsheep your comment isn't showing up here for some reason. Your question concerning my downdog and whether I'm doing it correctly. I've always felt a similar thing, a bit of a hump, had it in my paschimottanasana too. I don't know, this is not the best video for it, could do with a side shot (perhaps I'll do a post on it). I think it's just the shape of my back. I think I probably sat poorly for years, kind of slouched. It used to be a lot worse but the Ashtanga seems to have helped and perhaps every now and again my DD gets lazy. Even when I focus carefully and really stick my backside out and try to curve my back, kind of like your picture there's still a bit of a..... hump. Perhaps I need a year in an Iyengar class and a teacher with a big stick

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