Monday, February 2, 2009

24/32 Non-stealing

Saturday 9:30 am with Connease
Sunday 2:30 pm with Miranda

Both classes were pretty good.  Today's was hot and crowded -- with 55 people.  The mat next to mine was two inches away, which made Full Locust interesting.

I don't have much to say because, for unknown reasons, I have a splitting headache.  I'll have more tomorrow.

In the Meditations, we reached the third yama: non-stealing.  Each of the first three yamas gets translated in a negative fashion -- non-harming, non-lying, and non-stealing.  But it's clear that the negative aspect is just a start.  They all represent a positive virtue when taken beyond the simple prohibition.  Thus non-harming becomes caring or love.  Non-lying becomes honesty or truthfulness.  And non-stealing becomes generosity.

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