Category Archives: Focus

Starting Yoga on International Yoga Day: A Basic Guide

Let us be realistic and welcome the global surge in Yoga even if it means ‘asanas’ At least, it has introduced Yoga to millions around the world. So how do we learn Yoga? Go to a guru, watch videos on You Tube or get a book. The most famous modern classic is ‘Light on Yoga’ by B. K. S. Iyengar, the world’s foremost authority, which is a step by step, detailed and serious treatise with photographs of various stages of postures.

The wisdom that realises egolessness

n just the same way, in Tibetan buddhism there is a basic, normal, elementary spiritual education, a complete spiritual training for the natural Bardo of this life, which gives you the essential vocabulary, the ABC of the mind. The basis of this training are what are called the ” three wisdom tools” : the wisdom of listening and hearing; the wisdom of contemplation and reflection, and the wisdom of the meditation.

Even After 800 years, Great Sufi Master and Poet, Rumi, Makes Big News

The poet and philosopher was born in Balkh in Afghanistan and known as the Son of Balkh. For Afghans, who learn his poems in primary school, Rumi is “Maulana Jalaludin Balkh”, or “Maulana” (our master), or simply “Balkhi”. Most researchers agree he was born in Balkh, Afghanistan in 1207 — though this too has been a subject of debate.