The Rest is Commentary.

Via on Dec 22, 2009

Yoga on the mountain in Greece

Yoga philosophy is sublimely simple and profound.
It can all be expressed in three phrases.

 At first I thought Yoga was complicated.

Then I wrote about about it
And it began to seem simple.

 I started reading the ancient texts
And Yoga again seemed complicated.

 But the better I knew
The Yoga Sutra, The Bhagavad Gita, The Upanishads

The more I realized

 Yoga philosophy is sublimely simple and profound.

 It can all be expressed in three phrases:

 CONCENTRATE THE MIND
DETACH EGO FROM RESULTS
EXPERIENCE THE WONDER OF THE UNIVERSE

As they say about the Golden Rule
All the rest is commentary.

 ~

See also

Yoga Demystified: The Six Big Ideas.

Yoga Demystified: Poems and Articles.

Gita in a Nutshell:
Big Ideas & Best Quotations.

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About Bob Weisenberg

Bob Weisenberg: Editor, Best of Yoga Philosophy / Former Assoc. Publisher, elephant journal / Author: Yoga Demystified * Bhagavad Gita in a Nutshell * Leadership Is Like Tennis, Not Egyptology / Co-editor: Yoga in America (free eBook) / Creator: Gita Talk: Self-paced Online Seminar / Flamenco guitarist: "Live at Don Quijote" & "American Gypsy" (Free CD's) / Follow Bob on facebook, Twitter, or his main site: Wordpress.

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5 Responses to “The Rest is Commentary.”

  1. But, as Oprah says, the question is: "we know what the goal is. How is the question! How do we do it?!"

  2. Tee says:

    And as Arthur Rubinstein answered (or so it is rumoured when it was he who was asked for directions, "how do you get to Carnegie Hall"), "Practice, practice, practice."

  3. Bob, I just re-read those three lines. Can you explain what you mean by detatching ego from results? Thanks for that. It's very thought provoking, The photo is amazingly beautiful and textured. Where was it taken? Best regards, Michael

    • Hi, Michael. Another way of saying "detach ego from results" is to experience the world in a far less judgmental way, particularly when it comes to our self-image. Work hard at whatever results you want. But don't be dependent on the results for your happiness.

      (Ironically, this often leads to better results, as in sports psychology. Athletes know that to play their best and enjoy the game, they have to focus on the present moment and not be so concerned about the outcome. Same with life. See "Yoga Tennis" http://yogademystified.com/yoga-tennis/ )

      Bob Weisenberg
      http://YogaDemystified.com

    • I found the picture on one of those free stock photo sites. It's labeled only "Yoga in Greece", so I don't know anything more about it.

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