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04 July 2007, 08:02 AM
Namaste, All,

As I've been working at my "freshman" studies in Sanskrit, I've been studying side-by-side translations of the beautiful hymns Soundarya Lahari, sri Lalita Sahasranama and the BhavAni nAma Sahasra Stutih.

I am constantly amazed at the entire simplicity expressed in these devotions and the teachings embedded therein. (Heh, in my usual contrary way, I am working from comprehension to translation, lol.)

[937] SuryavAhini : Who bears the power of the Sun's rays.

When breath is taken in from the left nostril , it is held
inside for sometime and then exhaled very slowly through the right or
the PingalA NAdi. It is the power of patience in exhalation that is
sustained by the goddess Herself. If, on the other hand, exhalation is
quick or with force, yogi loses all strength and comes to harm. After
Kumbhaka [holding breath] exhalation must be quite slow. This is the
power of graceful SUryavAhini, ever rejuvinating and every fresh.

Why is it so hard sometimes to [I]just_let_go ?

It reminds me of the best instruction I ever had in riding dressage (horses):

"just sit"

(don't lean forward, back, jerk the reins, fuss with your heels ... just SIT)



04 July 2007, 09:29 AM
Hari Om

Why is it so hard sometimes to just_let_go ?


"All manís miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone " Pascal (the French mathematician)