Saturday, November 15, 2008

delight

Yesterday afternoon when I got home from work, I was excited to see my newest edition of Yoga Journal in my mailbox. I just finished up reading it from cover to cover. On the very last page there is an interview with B.K.S. Iyengar, a 90 year old man who created the Iyengar style of yoga. Here is a bit of wisdom from the interview with this yogi sage:

"From the perspective of someone turning 90, what do you think is essential for a happy life? Uniting the energy of the body with the energy of the soul. There is a difference between happiness and delight. Happiness is at the mind level. Delight is beyond the mind. When you see a sunset, you don't see it from the mind. You see it beyond the mind, from beyond yourself--it's an experiencing state. My asana is all beyond the frame of mind, not within th frame of mind. That is delight. Happiness is sensual happiness. But delight is spiritual happiness."

Namaste'
Yogadiva

2 comments:

Miracle said...

You need to compile a book of all these wonderful quotes you find!!!

Yogadiva said...

I actually do plan to write a book some day! Not exactly sure what I'm going to write about, but that's a great idea!

Namaste'
Yogadiva