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Yoga Basics News  •  No. 178  •  July 23, 2015  



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From the Founder

Hridaya guha, the secret cave of the heart, is a mystical inner sanctum discovered by ancient yogis. Located one finger-width’s distance from the body’s midline on the right side of the chest, the Chandogya Upanishad describes hridaya guha as “smaller than a grain of rice, smaller than a mustard seed, smaller than a grain of millet…” while also being “greater than the earth, greater than the sky, greater than all the worlds.” Within this transcendent cave resides Brahman, the pure light of action-less awareness.

Hridaya guha cannot be reached by reading, studying, following instructions or intellect alone. It is deeply hidden by ahamkara, the “I-maker” or ego, and thus requires an intuitive, introspective and selfless path of exploration for discovery.

  

Timothy Burgin
Founder & Executive Director
YogaBasics.com

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