February 10th, 2013

Interesting words - Joseph Campbell on Yoga

"Now the Hindus say of yoga that yoga is the art of making the mind stand still. The intentional stopping of the spontaneous activity of the mind itself. It's as though a pond was to be made to stand still. When the wind is blowing, the waters are rippling and all these little broken reflections come and go, come and go, come and go, and that's the way we are in our lives. We identify ourselves with one of these coming and going reflections, and we think -- Oh, dear, here I come, there I go. If you make the pond stand still, then the image stands still and you see your eternal presence, and identifying with that, you're relatively indifferent to the world."
Joseph Campbell