It should come as no surprise that I’m always looking for an easier way to the goal — whatever that goal is, I suppose it varies by person — than years and years of hatha / Ashtanga yoga.
So among the many highlights of our coming Yatra, the few days we will be spending in Varanasi are at the top of my excitement list.
Where else does a creature obtain liberation as he does here, simply by giving up the body, with very little effort at all!
Not by austerities, not by donations, not by lavish sacrifices can liberation be obtained elsewhere as it can be obtained in Kashi simply by giving up the body!
Even the yogis practicing yoga with mind controlled are not liberated in one lifetime, but they are liberated in Kashi simply by dying.
Not that I’m planning on giving up the body quite yet, but I am willing to reap a few benefits from our time in Varanasi. (Those few lines also may be part of answer to the “is asana enough” question.)
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