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Yoga Basics News  •  No.163  •  October 20, 2014  



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From the Founder

In the Bhagavad Gita we are given one of the most difficult of yoga practices: learning the distinction between “the field and the knower of the field.” Our body and everything our body senses and our mind perceives is the field. Sankhya philosophy describes a detailed map of 25 elements (tattvas) that define this field of reality. The tattvas are guideposts to orient ourselves within the map and to encourage us to experience the field with a greater wholeness, discrimination and depth.

Unfortunately, kshetrajna, the knower of the field, cannot be experienced through any of the tattvas. But we can climb up the ladder of tattvas to expand our perspective to see a greater wholeness of the field, and to expand our vision to the level where kshetrajna resides. Inversely, if we examine each tattva very carefully, with full attention and sustained concentration, we can see the reflection of the knower. Also, when we practice seeing our reality of the field as only a tattva (and thus not our highest Self) we strengthen our discrimination and can avoid much of life’s confusion and suffering.

  

Timothy Burgin
Founder & Executive Director
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