I hid it all under the veil of my ego, Yoga poses king pigeon and besides, there was hardly time for doubt now anyway. And then September 11 happened Yoga poses king pigeon, seemingly out of nowhere at first. That month, Pattabhi Yoga poses king pigeon Jois was visiting from Mysore, India, to lead an Astanga workshop, which had been Yoga poses king pigeon moved from one location to another for the week. I was coming down with a little something following the long celebratory weekend, so I had skipped the workshop on Monday. It was still dark when I awoke at 5:30 A.M. Tuesday morning. I walked the dog and then sat waiting on my stoop for friends to collect me.
But such a line of argument is hard to accept for a modern reader, who often does not share the notion of a soul’. Firstly we are asked to accept the notion of a soul which is alive’ (?) after physical death. Secondly we are asked to believe that after death – in a state of still mind – there must take place some kind of discernment’ – which by the way is not normal cognitive processing’ as we usually understand it. How can a mind brought to absolute stillness by meditation and death perform any discernments’ or realisations’?
Only by sharing the assumptions and claims of the Upanishad sage are we able to comprehend his discourse ofrealisation’- However, by adopting the sage’s assumptions, we assume that what we initially set out to clarify. And so is the sage. The Katha only produces claims and postulates and very little rational argumentation to justify those.