Light on Life - Yoga guru BKS Iyengar

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Quotes from BKS Iyengar's book: Light on Life

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"I literally emerged from darkness to light, from mortal sickness to health, from crude ignorance to immersion in the ocean of knowledge by one means alone, namely by zealous persistence in the art and science off yoga practice (sadhna). What held good for me will hold good for you."

"What I learned through yoga, I found out through yoga. I am not, however, a 'self-made man.' I am only what 72 years of devoted yoga sadhna has created out of me."

"What most people want is the same. Most people simply want physical and mental health, understanding and wisdom, and peace and freedom…Yoga, as it was understood by its sages, is designed to satisfy all these human needs in a comprehensive, seamless whole."

"Yoga: Use the body to discipline the mind and to reach the soul."

"Yoga's goal? Perfection in present awareness in any situation."

"…for the divine can only be experienced now!"

"The challenge of Yoga is to go beyond our limits – within reason."

"If there is no wind in our sails, the only way out is to row."

"Do to your capacity while always striving to extend your capacity."

"Memory has to be used as a springboard from which you can ask yourself, 'Wha more can I than what I did yesterday?' "

"When I ask, 'Is there anything new from what I did yesterday?' then there is progress."

"If there is no wind in our sails, the only way out is to row."

"We must live fully before we die. We must generate sufficient energy to realize our full potential."

"Yoga releases the creative potential of Life."

"The Light that Yoga sheds on Life is something special. It is transformative. It does not just change the way we see things; it transforms the person who sees."

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