Tuesday, April 03, 2012

existance of a greater reality 4.16 and 4.17

an object exists independent of its cognizance by any one consciousness. What happens to it when that consciousness is not there to perceive it?
an object remains known or unknown according to the conditioning or expectation of the consciousness

if the object were indeed the conception of a particular individuals mind, then in the absence of her perception, would it exist?
Weather an object is perceived or not depends on its accessibility as well as the individuals motivation.

Trying to keep it simple here.
Desikachar supports my view that there is a greater reality that exists independent of me as an observer. I'm motivated by many different things, and if my motivation for doing yoga is to get more strong or flexible, then this is what I will get. But it doesn't mean that this is all I can get. My master tells me to look deeper and ask for more (well he didn't say to ask for more, he just told us there was more, and this inspires me to search for more).

In supta swastikasana I'm told, that it most certainly can be about stretching the groins or about staying alert, but there is more, much more to find. And this is just one example - there are so many treasures to find.
So this inspires me to go for the subtle. To examine the neutral observer position.
Jenni Saunte

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