duality

unearthing the inner yogi 

Our everyday lives involve choices. That is so obvious! Or is it? Seen under the light of yoga, these seemingly real, valid, and important choices fall away, like leaves off a tree in fall.

The set up of life as a series of choices, good vs evil, right vs wrong, violence vs nonviolence, is what the Ancients called maya, or illusion. As Krishnamurti said in his last Bombay talk, Much violence has been done by the idea of nonviolence.

Dualities are unreal. By paying attention to anything we increase it. By focusing on disease we create more disease. By attempting to fight illness we create more illness.

Yoga provides an alternative to duality. It is not for or against. Yoga means to join. When duals merge they become one with the One.

 Abhay Ghiara is a teacher, writer, and Gandhian economist. He studied economics and yoga at Bombay University, graduating exactly 100 years after Mahatma Gandhi. He has practiced yoga all his life.

Abhay lectures on yoga and life in San Francisco, London, Bristol, Chicago, and Mumbai, India. photo: Maritstar

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