Surrender to the divine – Ishvara Pranidhana

Ishvara Pranidhana Va ईश्वर-प्रणिधान Patanjali Yoga Sutra 1.23 From a special process of devotion and letting go into the creative source from which we emerged (ishvara pranidhana), the coming of samadhi is imminent. (ishvara pranidhana va) “Worship does not mean offering flowers. It means offering your heart To the vast mystery Of the universe. It…

Contemplating Samadhi

Patanjali Yoga Sutra 1.41 Just as the naturally pure crystal assumes shapes and colors of objects placed near it, so the Yogi’s mind with its totally weakened modifications, becomes clear and balanced and attains the state devoid of differentiation between knower, knowable and knowledge. This culmination of meditation is Samadhi. Siva Sutra Svacchanda Tantra Bondage…

Union

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us “the universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest – a kind of optical illusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our…