Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Enthusiasm, perseverance, discrimination, unshakeable faith, courage, avoiding the company of common people, are the (6 causes) which bring success in yoga.

Hatha Yoga Pradipika


Anonymous said...

I would agree with most of those traits. I would be interested in hearing your definition of "common people."

Anonymous said...

I was going to write a similar comment myself Jill. Who do you consider "common people"?

Anonymous said...

Sorry, that last anonymous comment was from Mary Jo

Anonymous said...

About Jill...
A friend endowed with seven (7)qualities is worth associating with:
-gives what is hard to give
-does what is hard to do
-endures what is hard to endure
-reveals secrets to you
-keeps your secrets
-when misfortunes strike, doesn't abandon you
-when down and out, doesn't look down on you
...Mitta Jill Manning Sutta...

Amanda said...

8 thoughts from a great person (aka jill-ji!)

-no drama, no excuses, just practice.
-no rush to enlightenment.
-how can you begin to see the pattern differently? the pattern does not change; you change in relation to the pattern.
-the experience is the transformation.
-by knowing your intention dichotomies disappear and as a result self confidence grows.
-all you can do, is all you can do.
-practicing for what? practice for living.
-love, love, love and more love.

waterlilysage aka katie said...

"enthusiasm. faith. perseverance. courage. "

such juicy bits you give us to sit with ms. jill.

funny how these things come around to resonate some times so much more deeply than others.