By and large, we achieve some kind of” enlightenment ” every day. Any awareness of anything, any life lesson passed-this is a kind of”enlightenment”. Therefore, enlightenment is an endless process, because, as we know, evolution, as well as degradation, have no end point. There is no limit to both perfection and regression.
If we talk about concepts more specifically, in yoga there is such a term as “Samadhi”. As you know, Sanskrit is a very complex language, and one word can have up to fifty different meanings. According to the yoga sutras of Patanjali, Samadhi is the ultimate stage of yoga. Again, the final stage does not mean the highest point of perfection. It is perhaps fair to say that yoga only begins at the level of Samadhi. Continue reading
About the Vedas. About future.
As I wrote earlier, the Vedas describe the laws and rules of human life and society. These rules are based on the laws of the Universe, on the knowledge of the interaction of the male and female principles, and were specially given to people, because the sages of antiquity understood that the strength of the state lies in the strength of its citizens. The strength of citizens is not physical strength, it is the inner strength of the consciousness of citizens. First, certain powers were taken away from people by knowledge. Then they deliberately and for a long time destroyed consciousness. This was done on purpose, because if people take away knowledge, and if they are given a substitute for happiness, in the form of alcohol, which can completely destroy even the most subtle mind, then you can be sure that society will be destroyed sooner or later. Continue reading
I was recently invited again to Radio 4 in the morning air – to talk a little about yoga and about our upcoming yoga camp in Spain. Before turning on the microphone, the dear presenter asks: “how to introduce you?” – Honestly, this question always baffles me. Yoga instructor? Yoga trainer? Yoga teacher? What is hidden behind these labels? How are ordinary listeners listening to them?
The hackneyed word “guru” in Sanskrit only means “dispelling the darkness of ignorance.” Although in fact it is closest to the truth, in our world with distorted concepts it is worth calling yourself a guru and tomatoes and accusations will fly into you, but this is not even the point. I really do not want to belittle the meaning of this word, devalue it. “Guru” – only your students can call you, not you yourself. So who am I? ! Continue reading