Response to the Katha Upanishads: Vanessa Serotta

Posted July 7th, 2012 by Erin under Student Writings, Yoga Philosophy.

I am falling into the cave of the heart*. The beautiful words and images are like a balm that soothes the inflammation of my distraction away from that cave as I read them. I am left to wonder: How much is enough? How much do we need to know the Self to be delivered into immortality? How much is enough? Don’t we know- isn’t it true- that whatever we can go into, we can go into more? When we know, then later, still more deep knowing reveals itself. Is this why Nisargadatta says “I am” itself is God? That there is never an arriving, always a going towards?

Vanessa Serotta is an area Iyengar Yoga teacher, a graduate of both the 200 and 500 hour trainings at Karuna and a teacher at Karuna . Her Level 1&2 class meets weekly on Monday, 9-10:30 am.

*”The wise, who by means of the highest meditation on the Self knows the Ancient One, difficult to perceive, seated in the innermost recess, hidden in the cave of the heart, dwelling in the depth of inner being, (he who knows that One) as God, is liberated from the fetters of joy and sorrow.” Katha Upanishad, Verse 12


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