YOGA: The Art of Confusion


Arunachala Shiva, Janaka Stagnaro

Arunachala Shiva, Janaka Stagnaro

"If you cannot convince, better confuse." Art of yoga has been doing this for years. Before something would have emerged there would definitely be a nothingness. That nothingness state is claimed to be the end result of yoga. Even if a person reaches that state of nothingness through Jana yoga/Karma yoga by knowingly/unknowingly, "someone" may feel nothingness or state of consciousness or blissfulness. His mind might ask, "What was the thing before the sate of nothingness?" The mind is not satisfied with no thing so it asks more and more questions.
GURU(heart) says: Let go...
MIND asks: Who created that thought?
GURU(heart) says nothing. Becomes silent...

Is mind in the heart ?

Were is mind located? "I" (the ego) am sure its not constrained to the body or brain. It's everywhere .

Can any other part of me bring clarity to this part of mind or consiuousness? My real size and my real nature?. How big am I ? or am I called the GOD? When I extend up to universe and call myself super consciousness? Or am I born just to kill myself by me? I am detached but why I exist? Answer: Myself ?

Please bring clarity to this thought.
With love to all egos (ego in my context is not a charateristic),


Namaste Abhishek,

Thank you for your questions and comments.

Size, location, attainment, all pertain to bodies moving in time. From the reference point of the particle, that the ego says is me, all those questions are pertinent. And as such, practices such as yoga has its place. However, from the Infinite's reference, there is nothing to reference, and words, ideas, and such are really nonsensical.

When pondering such notions that the mind cannot comprehend, it is better to keep the mind silent by the multitude of tools (of which there are many listed on this website) that have been created to lead the mind beyond creation. Again I say, relax. If you are drawn to Hatha Yoga, then do so. And so with Karma Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga, Laughing Yoga, whatever. Just be vigilant of the thoughts during it all and become more focused on the Space between the thoughts.

You are beyond what you can ever imagine yourself to be...


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