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Yoga in the Kashmir Tradition: the art of listening

"There is listening before we listen to the body, there is listening after. The body unfolds in listening and since we don't emphasise what we listen to, once it has told its story it naturally dissolves back into awareness. The presence of the body in awareness is discontinuous, but awareness, the background, is continuous.

... The body is thus a pointer to awareness. The purpose of all objects is to remind us of our real nature: awareness, consciousness. The world is thus not a problem, but a continual reminder of who we are. We can also say that all so-called objects are consciousness celebrating itself.

Listening to the body gives freedom to the body, and familiarises us with the art of listening." (p.15) Billy Doyle


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