The concept of the four formless states (the four arupajhanas) was presented as a means of addressing those inner states of anger. The goal is to not struggle against the inner states. They are to be observed, accepted and resolved, on their own terms.
The predisposal toward the physical practice of yoga posture (asana), though understandable as such, confines the practitioner to the ‘touch, sight, taste, smell, hearing’ driven aspect(s) of yoga.
Awareness of the trappings of mundane existence can facilitate one’s elevation into a more spiritually balanced journey
Not Breathing is not an option. Improper grammar for certain: yet, the veracity of the statement applies to esoteric practices and to daily life.
Nonetheless, I pondered his statements and it drove home the fact that (many) people (westerners) are socialized to view meditation with a HIGH Degree of circumspection. Meditation and meditating is mentioned 23 times in the (KJV) bible. Yet many still (choose to) remain ignorant as to what meditation really entails
Between his birth and his latter end, man passes through four chief stages of development, - infancy, adolescence, old age and death.
There is a general attitude, in western society that flippantly discarding spent and used items is not a big concern. b
Awareness of the flow of thought supports monitoring which facilitates adjustments to one’s perceptions of reality.
We are all an aspect of the totality of ‘The All’ (to include all universes and all dimensions).
Establishing a personal yoga practice creates a deep synchronization between that actions performed and the individual performing them.