Saturday, December 19, 2009


So this is this years Christmas sutra :-) “All that is perceived, whatever it is and whatever its effect on a particular individual, has but one ultimate purpose. That is to clarify the distinction between the external that is seen and the internal that sees.” (Desikachar translation)
This reminds me of people that tell me to “try to se things from Gods perspective” or more humbly “another perspective”. Maybe because I relate the external to something whole or all inclusive. Even if it’s just a part of the whole, still something that puts me in perspective, of not being the only existence. So the sutra brings me Perspective, in relating to something external, but also by accentuating that perception always happens from a position, in a specific perspective.
When I read Iyengar and Bouanchauds translations, I understand that to perceive is to conjunct or to unify. This is my experience. When I perceive something external, I experience unification where I become a part of something. The weird thing is that I don’t feel like this unification makes me whole, like I was incomplete before (you know the songs “you complete me” or “you are the missing part of me”). On the contrary, in this unification I get to be “part of” and experience integrity and freedom in togetherness.
Not the easiest thing to write about, but considering my starting point for this post “Unified with you I can be separate as part of” I think I gave it a good shot.
God Jul
Jenni Saunte

1 comment:

Kitty said...

it all comes back to shunyata: total emptiness of separate existence. think i'll go listen to george harrison sing "within without" now. thanks & happy holidays! xo kitty