Saturday, December 26, 2009

true identification - to the seer

Merry Christmas, this year the song with the words “and man can live forever more because of Christmas day” means, to me, that baby-jesus is a spiritual awakening and Christmas is when I celebrate spiritual awakening and living forever :-) Sutra 2.24: “Lack of spiritual understanding (avidya) is the cause of the false identification of the seer with the seen.” (Iyengar translation)
Or for the non-believer “misapprehension” is the cause of false identification. So when I do the asana, am I the one doing the asana ;-) or am I the one observing the asana unfold itself through this human body? This is also my new years celebration asana, I’m attracted to explore the relation between the seer, purusa and the nature, prakriti. Purusa and prakriti are intended for Self-realization (the big self... ) and when I do my evening review and self-examination I think this relationship can become clear to me. What is me, what is the false identification and what is the nature/ever-changing ending other.
Coming Saturday I'm not internet-connected, so I don't know when I'll be back.
Happy playing new year - every now is sacred


Kitty said...

wow. the old "finger pointing at the moon is not the moon" koan. i love it! happy new year, kitty.

sfauthor said...

Nice blog. Do you know about these yoga books?

Jenni said...

@ kitty - i love that koan - thank you for reminding me! and happy new year to you too <3
@ sfauthor - thank you, nice place for free books, I am reminded how urgent it becoms sometime to understand more sanscrit, to be able to navigate in all theese translations :-)