|3.53/ 3.52||kṣaṇa-tat-kramayoḥ saṃyamād viveka-jaṁ jñānaṁ|
|By samyama on moment and on the continuous flow of moments, the yogi gains exalted knowledge, free from the limitations of time and space. (I)
By performing samyama on the moment, and its sequence, one attains knowledge born of discrimination. (B)
I am struck by the relative experience of time this morning on the last day of our Blue Lake 2016 retreat. Christina mentioned how strange it is at the beginning of the week that we feel like we have our whole life unfolding here with this vast expanse of future experience before us and then it is over.
I agree. I feel like it took me a bit to settle into this one. Perhaps because I worked all of June and then was in Brazilia, I was not in the same vacation frame of mind as I often am up here. Now, I feel ready to do more and it is hard to believe it is almost over.
I don’t think this experience of the relativity of time is all that unusual. But often we don’t take the time to reflect on that experience. One thing I like about this particular sutra is that it offers the opportunity to connect the experience of regular temporal existence with yoga practice. Part of yogic awareness is becoming aware of these moments in time.
That is all for now. Now, yoga.
Posted 1 week ago by Anne-Marie Schultz