The Yogasara Upanishad

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Item Code: NAD538
Author: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Publisher: The Art of Living
Language: English
Edition: 2005
ISBN: 978938011437
Pages: 84
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.5 inch x 5.5 inch
Weight 120 gm
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Sri Sri: You may ask some questions! What do you want to listen to today? Hmm?

[A man in the audience says, "The Upanishad!"]

Sri Sri: Upanishad ... This is Upanishad!

"Upanishad" is sitting close - sitting close to the Master, not just physically, but also mentally ... and we're all sitting very close, physically and mentally!

Now, what does "sitting close" or "mentally" sitting close to the Master mean?

It means understanding, right; understanding the words of the Master.

Some things cannot be fully expressed in words; only an indication can be made. The deeper the subject, the lesser, words suffice. Whatever you can describe is gross. If you can describe something totally, it is very gross! The subtler you go, the more difficult it becomes to express, the more difficult, to describe. Do you see what I'm saying?

You can experience pain, but it's difficult to describe that pain totally. You can experience an emotion, but it's impossible to describe it totally, let alone make someone else experience it. So you experience love, but you cannot describe or express it, totally. This is why lovers are always sort of restless! They want to express, but they cannot find the words to express! They cannot find a single expression, capable of totally expressing what theyfeel! But, sitting close to the Master (that is Upanishad), you catch many things ... You catch the inexpressible ... You catch something that is indescribable.

Here, words are simply a vehicle; a lot more flows in-between the words - energy moves ... Grace moves ... joy moves ... and that transforms life.

There is an innate tendency to unite ... because love is to unite.

So what does "love" mean?

It is the tendency to unite, to become one .

To become one with what? What is this tendency to unite?

In this entire creation, there is a tendency to become "one", to set back to "one" ... because "two" is painful. Going, from two, o to one, is the purpose of creation. Everything wants to merge into something ... And what is this?

We call this love. The iishis call it "Yoga". So "yoga" means union, uniting ... and uniting what?

That is what we will see in this Yogasara Upanishad




Surrender and Bondage 1
Uniting with the Depth 17
Beyond the Wrapping Paper 33
Be a Witness 55

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