Tuesday, October 18, 2011

recognizing truth

Just as an acorn holds the potential to become an oak tree, we already possess the capacity to awaken..[the].purpose of all experience is to show us this. In a sense, perfect wisdom is woven into the very fabric of our ignorance and confusion. Pure awareness underlies all thought and perception right now...and one needs only recognize it fully in order to be free from suffering.
Chris Hartranft in his commentary on The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali. Yoga here refers, not to hatha yoga, but royal yoga.