Timing

  Adarsha Ārya’s memorable presentation of this subhāṣita comes to mind: कः कालः कानि मित्राणि को देशः को व्ययागमौ । कस्याहं का च मे शक्तिः इति चिन्त्यं मुहुर्मुहुः ॥ kaḥ kālaḥ kāni mitrāṇi ko deśaḥ ko vyayāgamau | kasyāhaṃ kā ca me śaktiḥ iti cintyaṃ muhurmuhuḥ || Muhurmuhuh, has a meaning of, again and again. This word…

Caretakers

How grateful should we feel when we hear words of wisdom and they resonate true in our mind. Its feels like this knowledge that is being gracefully given makes our head move up and down in agreement as soon as the teachings intent is revealed. Its makes us think about the best in us and…

This is our goal 

In the Yoga Sutra revision lessons there’s a lot of note taking and question asking. We want to grasp it all, the meaning, and the meaning: of each of the sanskrit words, of those words in that particular sutra, of the teachings that sutra contains. Ganapati Ārya watches us, he smiles, he answers all the…

My thoughts today, feeling very grateful

Iti cintyam muhurmuhuhu – we should think about these things again and again In the Ayurveda lessons we have been talking about the physical constitutions. About the one ideal, and six remaining constitutions, Adarsha Āryā said “There has to be a door for every Soul to live its karma.” This human body and it’s physical…

Year Two ~ Review Week

Dear Jivana Yoga students, Sintra, Portugal is beautiful. We have been enjoying lively classes on vibhūti pāda, from the Yoga Sutra, and a review of the three prakṛti, vāta, pitta and kapha, and three guṇas, sattva, rajas and tamas. These sessions include Saṃskṛta chanting and word for word translations of the texts. There is also a…

The Last Question

Yakṣa asked:  Who is possessing the whole wealth? Dharmarāja answered:  A Realized. One who feels Favorite and unfavorite in the same way Pleasure and pain in an even way Past and Future in an even condition ~ Ācārya   Yakṣa was pleased with Dharmarāja’s answers. The brothers awoke. He blessed them saying, since Dharmarāja had adhered to dharma, dharma…

Ideal Lifestyle

  Yakṣa asked:  Which is the right path for human beings? Dharmarāja answered:  Don’t go on searching for the ideal, just follow someone who knows well the right path. That itself is the path. If we enter the world of logic attached to different schools of thought, we will become lost due to the endless worlds of…