The principal of Atman and how Atman dissolves into Brahman
“Ātman is a Sanskrit word from the Upanishads, that means inner self, spirit, or soul, which lives in the physical existence of the body, known as jiva-atman. In Hindu philosophy, especially in the Vedanta school of Hinduism, Ātman is the first principle: the true self of an individual beyond identification with phenomena, the essence of an individual. In the 6.2 it tells a story of a father and son, where salt is added to water and disappears, but is still present and can be tasted. In the same was our soul lives in our physical body and while beyond natural phenomena, the soul can be felt and experienced. Understanding the Atman principle is one of the steps toward freedom from suffering known as moksha. In this understanding you never can die because you never where born, you have existed since the universe was created and you will exist forever.” – David Scott
A jīvanmukta, literally meaning ‘liberated while living’, is a person who, in the Vedānta philosophy, has gained complete self-knowledge and self-realisation and attained kaivalya or moksha (enlightenment and liberation), thus is liberated while living and not yet died.
“We often over think our challenges in life. We tell ourselves why something is impossible instead of just doing it. A bird does not understand how it achieves flight, it simply flies. I read that a centipede can have up to 300 legs. If it thought about walking it would fall over and never move an inch, instead it simply walks and all the legs synchronize moving in place. Flow towards your dreams and the impossible things will take care of themselves.” – David Scott
On this day – May 6th – 1954 Roger Bannister of the UK becomes the 1st person to run a 4 minute mile, recording 3:59:4 at Iffley Road, Oxford (68 Years Ago)
“Remember the entrance to the sanctuary is inside you.” – Rumi
“Yoga is a light, which once lit will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter your flame.” — B.K.S. Iyengar
Yoga teaches us to create a life that feels good on the inside and not just the outside.
“The goal of yoga and meditation is not to control your thoughts, but to stop them from controlling you.”
“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” – Buddha
“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.” – Nietzsche
“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” – Nietzsche
Explain your anger, don’t express it, and you will immediately open the door to solutions instead of arguments.
Be soft, do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.
“Grow through what you are going through and do not listen to your fears, for they have no idea just how strong you really are.” – David Scott
“Storms force trees to create deeper roots. Adversity can make you stronger” – David Scott.
In the same way stresses in nature cause natural things to grow stronger, yoga stress the skeletal system just enough the help increase bone density. 20% of the human skeletal system if replaced each year through a process or “remodeling” and Osteoclast, which dig out and create cavities called “resorption pit” and then Mesenchymal Stem Cells appear, becoming Osteoblasts which remodel our skeleton
The one who falls and gets up is so much stronger than the one who never fell.
Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.
Your faith can move mountains, and your doubts can create them.
“Nothing it stronger than a broken soul, rebuilding itself.” – David Scott
“Life’s trials will test you, and shape you, but don’t let them change who you are. There is strange comfort in knowing that no matter what happens today, the Sun will rise again tomorrow.” – Aaron Lauritsen,
Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.
“Smart people learn from everyone and everything, average people learn from their experiences and stupid people already have all the answers.” – Socrates
“Never make a long term decision about a short term problem.”
“If another can anger your easily it is because you are off balance yourself.”
“Be the observer in your practice tonight. Not everything needs a reaction.” – David Scott
“Just as a wounded dear, leaps the highest, damaged people are strong because they have learned to survive.” – David Scott
“The secret of change is to not focus all your energy on resisting the old but on building the new.” – Socrates
“A seed grows with no sound, yet a tree falls with great noise. Destruction has noise but creation is silent. There is power in silence. Grow silently.” – Confuses
“He who blames others has a long way to go on his journey. He who blames himself is halfway there. He who blames no one has arrived.”- Chinese proverb.
“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” -Maya Angelou
“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” Steve Maraboli
“Compassion is to look beyond your own pain, to see the pain of others.” Yasmin Mogahed
“Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.” Jack Kornfield
“Compassion is the wish to see others free from suffering.” Dalai Lama
“Constant kindness can accomplish as much as the sun making ice melt. Kindness causes misunderstandings, mistrust and hostility to evaporate.” Albert Schweitzer
In forgiving others, we heal ourselves. To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
“Grant yourself a moment of peace, and you will understand how foolishly you have scurried about. Learn to be silent, and you will notice that you have talked too much. Be kind, and you will realize that your judgment of others was too severe.” — Ancient Chines