Monday, September 27, 2010

Monday Blues and Hope from the Bhagavad Gita

Some days I still feel fragile in my practice and the smallest thing can rock my entire world.  I'm left feeling set back from where I was or where I thought I was going to be.

Something as small as an image can change my whole emotional state, and this turbulence makes me very aware how I am still attached to the objects of my senses.  I know I am so far from the equanimity the Gita speaks of, and as my heart ached today I felt hopeless for a moment.  Then I remembered the line that I always come back to.  Again and again the Gita gives me hope, and again I have to extend my Love to my Guruji for sharing this with me. Chapter 2 v. 40

Ne ha bhikramanaso sti
Pratyavayo na vidyate
svalpam apy asya dharmasya
trayare mahato bhayat

No effort on the Yoga path is ever lost, nor can any obstacle hold one back forever.  Just a little progress on this path can protect one from the greatest fear.

So it's back to the meditation coushion for another round with faith and resolve.

Jay Gurudev

Jay Shiv Shakti


  1. I look forward to your posts every day: thank you for writing this.

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  3. I always think of what Ram Dass wrote - "The whole spiritual journey is a constant falling on your face. And you get up, brush yourself off, and get on with it."