Wrong Knowledge, wrong identification.
I am enjoying the 20 hour course with Ramaswami, really great to meet someone who has dedicated his life to yoga and that studied one-on-one with Krishnamacharya for 30 years. An honor really. Gratitude.
There is not a lot of chanting as most of the class consists in going over the philosophy and the translation and trying to understand what each sutra means. We have a small group of people, mostly women -guess you could have told me that- and lots of lively discussions, especially around the part where the "G" word -as in God, sshhh- gets to be mentioned. We do not like that word in New York.
It is incredible how scientific and down-to-earth Patanjali is, how realistic, how no-fluff, how it all comes down to very real verifiable truths. Rational is the word.
As you know the Sutras open with Samadhi, or that state where we are one with pure consciousness, or God, or that which is always permanent, that which does not suffer and never dies... however you want to call it.
Ramaswami said he never experienced it. So I asked if he thought that his teacher -Krishnamacharya-had experienced it: "Possibly" ... "Perhaps that is why he spoke with so much conviction".
All this work.
I think I am beginning to get it. There is no enlightenment, it is a scam.
We can move closer to identifying with the right thing, the pure consciousness that inhabits no space. Patanjali has a whole list on how to do it. He should have been a blogger. But will we experience it? I am not holding my breath.
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