#5 – a hint on Pratyāhāra प्रत्याहार…

Pratyāhāra translated as "turning inward" or "withdrawing the senses" or "absorption of the senses". It is the fifth of the Eight āṅga (stages, arts, branches) mentioned in Yoga Sūtras (translated "aphorisms on Yoga") by Patañjali  योगसूत्र. In the first chapter, Samādhi Pāda, the author describes what Yoga is. The second chapter, "Sādhana Pāda", is dedicated … Continue reading #5 – a hint on Pratyāhāra प्रत्याहार…

As temporary as a cloud

What does it mean temporary? "..effective for a time only; not permanent.." (definition from Dictionary.com) Existing in a defined time space. Not eternal. I often associate the word "temporary" to the "cloud" image.  What is a cloud? "..a visible collection of particles of water or ice suspended in the atmosphere.." (definition from Dictionary.com)  Why cloud? Basically cloud is the name … Continue reading As temporary as a cloud