Kiwi Yogi

Kiwi Yogi

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208 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - A Christian Yogi Comes... · 1 reply · +1 points

Ramana Maharshi said that deities are as real as you and me.

235 weeks ago @ Weird Asia News - A Man Who Sits Down To... · 0 replies · +1 points

If I remember rightly Mantak Chia mentions this and says something about standing on you tippy toes while peeing. And another author suggests clenching your teeth to prevent aggravating vata.

Either way, I think this fellow would do well to drink it.

278 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - A list of common produ... · 1 reply · +2 points

Quite troubling considering I believe in reincarnation. My understanding is that humans can definitely be reborn as animals.

Also, I saw an advertisement for condoms that said "not tested on animals".

286 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - "Vegans are Better Tha... · 3 replies · -3 points

I have basil plant growing in my kitchen. When I pull some of its leaves off to eat I feel that I am inflicting suffering upon it and I feel bad about that. The Secret Life of Plants made me aware of this, so I know it is not just in my head. What is the solution?

286 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - My President. · 0 replies · +1 points

Good comment. I had some reservations about it too until I heard a Muslim on the radio who was involved in the project. I realised that he was a regular ordinary American and that my view of Islam was too narrow. Why should a regular born-and-raised American be chased out of town because of the actions of a few terrorists from Saudi Arabia? That's not right. There's a lot of bigotry towards Islam and it reminds me of what happened to the Jews in Europe in the 1930s and 40s. Obama is right to stick to the constitution.

286 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - On Femininity. · 2 replies · +1 points

Lasara Allen, the author of the post The Lost Art of Masculinity, said in the comments:

"Although I found my path to healing by stepping ...into most likely the most gender-polarized culture on the planet - Islam - and learning what it meant to be taken care of by a man. he taste of it left me with recognition of a deep yearning to have that in my life."

I thought this was a fascinating comment about lost femininity.

PS Very good reading, Candice.

287 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - Self-Righteous Vegans ... · 2 replies · +1 points

Yes, fair enough.

Do you think that eating meat is unethical?

287 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - Self-Righteous Vegans ... · 2 replies · -2 points

> Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there.

Guess we won't be seeing you there.

287 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - Self-Righteous Vegans ... · 2 replies · -1 points

This comment is so much like religious fundamentalism and can be summed up in one word: fearful. Fear doesn't recognise wisdom (ie Gibran) - it just shouts its self-righteous message and pats itself on the back.

A thousand years ago people were eating meat but there was no environmental damage. So the issue is not about meat, it's about pollution and industrialisation.

Eating meat is really an matter between the eater and the eaten. Each party has its karma - so there is no injustice. Who are we to judge?

BTW I am a vegetarian and agree with most of your points, but I strongly disagree with your attitude.

287 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - Detained in Iran: how ... · 2 replies · +1 points

> Three American Citizens Unlawfully Detained in Iran

The tone of this article is that Iran is the bad guy and should let them go. But lest we forget that American citizens unlawfully invaded Iraq and made themselves very unpopular in that region. The US named Iran part of the 'axis of evil', threatened them with war and then expects civility when US citizens wander into their country unannounced.