I had learned that Patanjali lived 500 years before Jesus.
I don't see how patanjali could be dated to two centuries after the life of jesus. Wouldn't that make him or her our contemporary?
The great sage Sri Aurobindo said, "All life is yoga." But let us not bring celibacy into the picture. It is irrelevant. Sex and super consciousness are also yoga. Celibacy is a matter of choice; not at all mandatory in yoga.
I don't see how brahmacharya, walking with god, would translate to have anything to do with celibacy. Although admittedly this is the very first article I've read on the subject. I would translate it using the monogamous reasoning to be true to the path..if your going to walk with god, walk with god. Be monogamous to the path. Don't dilute it with other/side affairs. Stay true to the path.
Just a thought..
good article..enjoyed the contents..all the best..
Sam I Am
thank you Judith for introducing us to the true essence of Yoga in a very readable and enjoyable article. It is so well written and understandable that you have encouraged me to renew my focus on the ethical rules of Yoga, which really should be the ethical rules of Life as a Human Being.
to Gigi, Yoga is not a religion, it is a a way of life. It is for everyone. There is no limitation or requirements.
Thank you for this refresher. I loved your analogy to "laying down the law" with your children before entering the restaurant.
I also have never heard the translation of brahmacharya as "walking with God." So this is related to Isvarpranidana (sp.).
One question I have is there any ambition that is reasonable to improve our lives when taking on aparigraha?
You have presented the essense of Yoga in simple but beautiful words. Thanks.
what is the meaning of om guhm nuh- puh tuh-yeanah-mah-hah?
Is yoga 4 hindu's... I was just reading through one of the articles..... The word Ganapati in the manthra , Isn't it a name of the Hindu God? I am christian is also from India and I really want do yoga and meditation. Please send me more info...
Om and salutations to Ganapati (Ganesha):
Om Gum Ganapatayei Namaha
Om Guhm Guh-nuh-puh-tuh-yeaNah-mah-hah