“It’s ridiculous to ask for something that you already have,” UG would say, “Stop looking and start living.” Mark Whitwell | Heart of Yoga

Understanding U.G. Krishnamurti: An Interview with Mark Whitwell, Part 4

Atmospheric pollution is most harmless when compared to the spiritual and religious pollution that have plagued the world | UG Krishnamurti
Krishnamacharya considered UG to be in the state of Yoga, one who is speaking from the place of sahaj samadhi, the natural state of intrinsic, permanent union. So UG spoke of Yoga practice from that place to ensure that Yoga was only each person’s participation in life as it actually is and not a seeking for some future possibility. | Mark Whitwell | Heart of Yoga
Krishnamacharya considered UG to be in the state of Yoga, one who is speaking from the place of sahaj samadhi, the natural state of intrinsic, permanent union. So UG spoke of Yoga practice from that place to ensure that Yoga was only each person’s participation in life as it actually is and not a seeking for some future possibility. | Mark Whitwell | Heart of Yoga
UG’s purpose was to point out that everybody was in the natural state, no matter what the mind is up to. So you no longer have to wonder about UG or imagine he is something other than what you are. Your Yoga practice is participation in the state that UG was in, that you are currently always, eternally in | Mark Whitwell | Heart of Yoga
UG described how thoughts and speech arose spontaneously when they were needed. After which they would subside. So thoughts and speech were purely functional and had no meaning outside of practical matters-thoughts are not for creating meaning culture, but for functioning as a living organism that has to survive and relate | Mark Whitwell | Heart of Yoga
I loved UG for constantly saying that everybody is a unique, unprecedented being. “ You are the one without a second!” he said, “Why are you trying to be like somebody else?” He identified that human misery is trying to be something you are not | Mark Whitwell | Heart of Yoga
UG clarified for all time that Yoga is participation only in the given Reality, not a seeking for a future result. “It’s ridiculous to ask for something that you already have,” UG would say, “Stop looking and start living.” | Mark Whitwell | Heart of Yoga

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Mark Whitwell has worked as a Yoga teacher around the world for the last 45 years and is the author of 4 books on Yoga. He lives in Fiji with his wife Rosalind.

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Mark Whitwell

Mark Whitwell has worked as a Yoga teacher around the world for the last 45 years and is the author of 4 books on Yoga. He lives in Fiji with his wife Rosalind.