Hatha Yoga

November 22, 2019

“By physical exercise bodily fitness is developed. One hears quite often of cases where the giving up of the practice of yogic postures and the like, has resulted in physical disorders. Just as the body grows weak from lack of adequate nourishment, so the mind has need of suitable food. When the mind receives proper sustenance, man moves towards God, whereas by catering to the body, he only increases his worldliness. Mere gymnastics is nutrition for the body. When the physical fitness resulting from hatha yoga is used as an aid to spiritual endeavour, it is not wasted.”

– Anandamayi Ma


Psychology

November 13, 2019

Psyche in Greek means spirit. Psychology ought to be the study of spirit but instead it is the study of mind.

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Zodiac

November 4, 2019

Rudolf Steiner paraphrased:

In the evolutionary period of the Sun, the archangels, who were then in a human-like stage of development, were able to observe various groups of spiritual beings (the Cherubim) surrounding them in the heavens, and began giving them names which now refer to the signs of the zodiac.

The Cherubim, especially the ones related to the fixed signs of the zodiac, had forms which served as archetypes for the creation of the animal kingdom and were similar to animals in appearance. Thus, the fixed sign Leo relates to The Lion, Taurus to The Bull, and the higher aspect of Scorpio to The Eagle. The fact that the fourth fixed sign (Aquarius) relates to the Human Being requires some pondering.


Slang

November 4, 2019

Rudolph Steiner suggests that all languages have great mantric power, especially slang words.


Behaviour

November 1, 2019

Even while living, consider that the body is already in the grave; and operate as though you are not in the body, but taken straight to the highest state. How would you behave in the presence of God? Behave that way right now. Conduct yourself as though you were already in the presence of Divinity.

Swami Chidananda


Purpose

November 1, 2019

The discovery of a purpose in the operation of things, a purpose in nature as a whole, will land us in the necessity to know what the final purpose of the universe is. This is an inquiry into the nature of the Supreme Reality.

Swami Krishnananda


Mars

November 1, 2019

Mars in Aries is like a machine gun.

Mars in Scorpio is like a sniper.