The Principles of Andiappan Yoga Tradition

Nov 23rd, 2017

A therapeutic approach to Yoga based on the classical yogic text “Thirumandiram by Thirumoolar

The one who can wait will find all his questions answered at the right moment. But waiting is a great quality: it is deep patience, it is great trust.

You find a guru only in deep humbleness, because learning is possible only in humbleness. You have to surrender, not to perform, not to manipulate, not to impress.

There is no need for any competition with anybody. You are yourself, and as you are, you are perfectly good. Accept yourself.

You can go on changing the outer forever and you will never be satisfied; something or other will always change. Unless the inner changes, the outer can never be perfect.

Speak the truth; do not yield to anger; give, if asked for little. By following these three steps, you will be grow tremendously as a person.

Yoga doesn’t say to believe in anything. Just like science says experiment, Yoga says experience. Experiment and experience are both the same, their directions are different. Experiment means something you can do outside; experience means something you can do inside. Experience is an inside experiment.

Enlightenment is the understanding that this is all, that this is perfect, that this is it. Enlightenment is not an achievement, it is an understanding that there is nothing to achieve, nowhere to go.

Don’t seek; don’t search; don’t ask; don’t knock; don’t demand – relax. If you relax, it comes. If you relax, it is there.

Life is already here, arrived. You are standing on the goal. Don’t ask about the path.

Desire is neither a trap nor a distraction from our true path but a fuel for action. It is our attachment to the “object” of our desires that often gets us confused.




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