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Best of Yoga Philosophy–Weekly Recap.

July 30, 2013

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Best of Yoga Philosophy
A Virtual Magazine & Forum

Hi, Everyone.

Every day I select the very best Yoga philosophy articles from all over the Web and post the links to Pinterest (best browsing), facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin. You read the articles that interest you, and join in the discussions, if so moved.

Below are my choices for this past week.  This is all excellent stuff.  I generally only post things that startle me in one way or another.

Please help spread the word through friends and social media. Thank you for your interest and support.

Bob W. Editor

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Will the Real Bhagavad Gita Please Stand Up? ~ July 23, 2013 ~ The Bhagavad Gita is so rich and versatile that it tends to take on the character of the translator or commentator: –Give it to an historian and you get history. (Feuerstein), –Give it to a Bhakti and you get love. (Schweig), etc. (An illustrated version of the facebook post from last week. –Bob W)

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Why I’m (still) a Feminist: The Goddess and Yoga ~ Danielle Prohom Olson ~ July 24, 2013 ~ “It astonishes me that a well respected yoga radio show recently spent a whole segment discussing whether God exists without utilizing the feminine pronoun…”

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How Elephants & Ganesha Led Me to Thailand (& a New Life). ~ Carol Lux ~ Jul 22, 2013 ~ What a marvelously touching article. I’ve never seen anything quite like it. Read it! –Bob W.

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between the academic rock and the traditional hard place: finding the open source for yoga philosophy today ~ Matthew Remski ~ Jul 21, 2013 ~ “the barriers of academic and traditional exclusivity are lifting.  The global yoga community is now awash in an embarrassment of available philosophical resources…”

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5 Principles for Writing about Yoga (and Everything Else) ~ Jeff McMahon ~ July 21, 2013 ~ “the practice of yoga made the practice of journalism suddenly almost impossible…”

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Can the Truth Come Back With a Capital “T”? (Part 3) ~ Deepak Chopra, M.D., Menas C. Kafatos, Ph.D., P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Neil Theise, MD ~ July 23, 2013 ~ “But this begs the question of what came before the Big Bang – a topic, like consciousness, that most scientists relegate to being inappropriate for study by others than philosophers. But shouldn’t scientists themselves be intensely curious to find out what happened before time and space began?”

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The Ties that Bind: A Conversation with Actor, Author and Yoga Instructor Amanda Erin Miller ~ Priya Thomas ~ July 27, 2013 ~ “I think, at least part of what you’re trying to do in yoga. It’s like kind of get rid of the self, at least temporarily, and just exist…”

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Patanjali: A Manifestation of Patience & Dedication. ~ Andrea Santos ~ July 26, 2013 ~ “Schroeder says he always thought descriptions of Patanjali sounded supernatural and superhero-like, and wanted to render him almost entirely from imagination, incorporating a layer of fantasy within the more traditional Indian interpretations…”

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Divine Grace: The Other Side of Enlightenment ~ Graham M. Schweig, Ph.D. ~ In this article, Graham Schweig, an Indic studies and Sanskrit scholar, unpacks the subtle meanings behind a profoundly mystical teaching that lies within Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. ~   http://www.iymagazine.org/articles/2013_Winter/winter13_graham_schweig.html

Divine Grace: The Other Side of Enlightenment ~ Graham M. Schweig, Ph.D. ~ In this article, Graham Schweig, an Indic studies and Sanskrit scholar, unpacks the subtle meanings behind a profoundly mystical teaching that lies within Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.

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What Are You Going to Do With Your Life? ~ Vrindavan Raoon ~ Jul 21, 2013 ~ “Everyday Bhagavad-Gita: Career Advice…”

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Bob Profile PhotoBob Weisenberg is Editor of Best of Yoga Philosophy and former Yoga Editor & Assoc. Publisher of elephant journal. He is the author of Yoga Demystified, Bhagavad Gita in a Nutshell, and Leadership Is Like Tennis, Not Egyptology. as well as Co-editor of Yoga in America and a contributor to The Poetry of Yoga. Contact Bob at facebook, Twitter, or e-mail.

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