Friday, May 06, 2005

Union of Blog and Yoga


union Posted by Hello



The very ancient Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are of sublime interest to the Sect of the New Super Bloggers.

Here is why it is so important.

Blogging being a form of auto-analysis, self-disclosure, and textually embodied consciousness...

...is akin to yoga sutras which gaze deeply into the text of the mind, and seeing a connection to the originating text, the Word, the First Voice...

...these mystico-technical stances hold forth valuable cognitive dissidence for the New Super Bloggers.


This is now the summary of stanzas 1 - 11 as exhibited by Swami Jnaneshvara at:

http://swamij.com/yoga-sutras.htm

Yoga = union
Sutra = thread



bloga Posted by Hello


Patanjali:

1: Now, after previous preparation, begins yoga

2: Yoga is the mastery and integration of the activities of mind
3: Then the seer, the Self rests in its true nature
4: At other times, it is identified with subtle thoughts

Un-coloring your thoughts

5-6: Witnessing 5 kinds of thoughts that are either colored or not-colored
7: Three ways to obtain correct knowledge
8-11: Incorrect knowledge, imagination, sleep, memory


A blog can be an instance of yoga practice.

A blog can serve as a written meditation.

A blog can act as a textual contemplation.

Thus, blog and yoga share similarities.

There can be a transcending union, a coupling that causes both to ascend.



[signed] Steven Streight aka Vaspers the Grate aka Leopold the Told

1 comment:

Kevin said...

I just dropped by to read your blog and say hello.

Kevin Perry
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