Wednesday, 17 July 2013


After a long time off practice due to my moving home I have spent a few days with my beautiful Swami Pragyamurti. I thought I would share this lovely quote from her yoga manual for prisoners and other castaways. 

 Love and serve all humanity. Help everyone. Be happy. Be courteous. Be a dynamo of irrepressible joy. Recognise God and goodness in every face. There is no saint without a past or a sinner without a future. Praise everyone. If you cannot praise someone, let them out of your life. Be original. Be inventive. Be courageous. Take courage again and again. Do not imitate. Be strong. Be upright. Think with your own head. Be yourself. Do not lean on the crutches of others. All perfection and every divine virtue are hidden within you - reveal them to the world. Wisdom too is already within you - let it strike forth. Let the lords grace make you free. Let your life be that of the rose - in silence it speaks the silence of fragrance. 

Babaji, India 1984