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

Thursday, 10 May 2012

New trailer in English for the film on Krishnamacharya Breath of the Gods


BREATH
OF THE
GODS

A JOURNEY TO THE ORIGINS OF MODERN YOGA
A JAN SCHMIDT-GARRE FILM












Synopsis from the movie's website
Modern yoga, that is, the form practiced daily by tens of millions of people around the world, goes back directly to the god Shiva according to Indian tradition. At the same time, however, modern yoga originated in the early 20th century, a creation of Indian savant T. Krishnamacharya (1888-1989). That story is far less known and is what this film is all about.

Krishnamacharya’s life and teachings are seen through the eyes of the director Jan Schmidt-Garre on his search for authentic yoga. His journey leads him from the legendary students and relatives of Krishnamacharya’s to the source of modern yoga, at the palace of the Maharaja of Mysore. From Pattabhi Jois Jan learns the “Sun salutation”, from Iyengar the “King of Asanas”, the headstand, and finally Sribhashyam reveals to him his father’s secret “Life Saving Yoga Session”.

A feature-length documentary including rare historical footage as well as lavish reenactments.

35 mm, 105 minutes

Director: Jan Schmidt-Garre
Director of Photography: Diethard Prengel
Producers: Jan Schmidt-Garre, Marieke Schroeder
Production Company: PARS Media
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Fund, MEDIA

Featuring yoga legends B. K. S. Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois, T. K. Sribhashyam, and T. Krishnamacharya

Over 60,000 admissions in Germany

www.parsmedia.com




2 comments:

  1. Cant wait to see this one, when I wrote to them they said it will be a while for the English translation but who knows? Maybe if enough demand, I hope it comes sooner. Also nice to see Alex there :-)

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  2. Thought that was him but with short hair. Supposedly there's some unseen footage of K. I'm guessing another clip from the 1938 movie but it's only a guess.

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