Want to practice yoga? (2)

The basics of yoga practice :-

1.) Leave our personal thinking and beliefs only to ourselves. Put away all the conditioned personal thinking and beliefs when dealing with other people in the world and learn to be open-minded and respect all others for being different from us, or having different thinking and beliefs from ours.

2.) If we are fussy people about something or many things, throw them away whether instantly or gradually.

3.) If we are sensitive towards certain sights, sounds, smells, tastes, sensations or thoughts, then try to practice tolerance and forbearance towards all the names and forms that will annoy or irritate us or our minds. Most physical allergies reactions are a form of manifestation from the corrupted and ill-thinking minds. Clean out all the rubbish in our minds can eliminate many types of allergies where drugs or medicines also can’t cure.

Basically, we may or may not know that ourselves are being difficult occasionally or frequently. We learn to recognize them and throw those difficult habits and behaviors away, and stopped being a difficult person for ourselves and others. We learn to be aware of ourselves for being difficult and we might intentionally or unintentionally generate inconvenience and difficulties to other people who come in contact with us directly or indirectly. Without judgment or expectation, we do our best to change ourselves to be less difficult.

We also learn how to deal with other people who are having difficult personality and behavior that might intentionally or unintentionally generate inconvenience and difficulties to other people who come in contact with them directly or indirectly, with compassion. These difficult people are suffering from their own difficulties as well. We learn how to tolerate all the difficult people and difficult situations, without judgment or expectation, without being disturbed or determined by all these difficult experiences, without losing our patience and tolerance, and learn how to adjust ourselves to accommodate the difficult people and situations, while remain equanimous and be at peace.

May all be happy practicing yoga.

Om shanti.

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To be able to recognize and admit the ignorance in us, is the beginning of the path of yoga and meditation

We don’t like to hear other people telling us, or point out to us that we are ignorant, or there is ignorance in us, just like everyone whom we think that they are ignorance, but not ourselves. We think that we are either not ignorant at all, or somehow less ignorant than others. Or we think that we are very wise, or somehow wiser than others.

We get angry and irritated when other people see the ignorance in us, and be kind to point it out to us.

We refuse to admit that we are ignorant, or will get annoyed when we hear that there is no difference between us and those whom we think they are ignorant, or somehow more ignorant than us.

While we are being ignorant, we often, and like to criticize and mock other people whom we think they are ignorant, or who act ignorantly.

We easily get frustrated and angry with people and happenings that we think and believe as ignorant people and happenings. We also get frustrated and angry when other people think and believe that we are as ignorant as others whom we like to criticize and mock all the time.

We never realize, or couldn’t see, or refuse to admit the ignorance in us that is the ‘same’ as all the other ignorance that we can see and recognize in others.

To be able to recognize and admit the ignorance in us, is the beginning of the path of yoga and meditation.

Om shanti.