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Yoga, Compassion, & Tolerance – Part 2

This is the second part of two-part post on the topic of Yoga, Compassion, & Tolerance. Read part 1 here. In the Yogasūtra, Patañjali states: tataḥ-dvandva-anabhigātaḥ yogasūtra 2:48 This sutra came one sūtra after the famous sūtra about āsana; sthira-sukham-āsanam (yogasūtra 2:46). The meaning of this sutra is:(As a consequence of āsana practice), we are…
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Yoga, Compassion, & Tolerance – Part 1

16 November is International Day for Tolerance. Jivva, a yoga, meditation & mindfulness community, invited me for a webinar collaboration with the topic of tolerance. Before they approached me, I didn’t know that there’s such a thing called ‘International Day for Tolerance’. Turned out it’s been observed since 1995, initiated by The United Nations. The…
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Pillars of a Good Life

There are four pillars of life. When they are all well developed and well balanced, life is good. When they are underdeveloped, life is probably not so good. Whey they are not balanced, if one aspect is much more highly developed than each other, maybe life is pretty good, but not as good as it potentially…
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Where’s the line?

This blog post was written way back in 2012. At that time I was still working as a Marketing Manager in a Publicly Listed Company, although apparently my conscience was questioning myself. Here’s the original post. I used to be really passionate about brand development & brand management. I liked how brands can form a…
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Remembrance

Originally published on Wannabe Zen in 2016 Have you ever felt that you are seeking something? That something is missing in your life, and you can’t really put your finger to it, or define what is it that is missing? You just know that there’s got to be something more than this. You try to fill…
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The first four sūtra of Patañjali’s Yoga Sūtra

This was an assignment from 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training, written in August 2016. Homework: essay on a sutra of my own choice I choose the sutra 1:1, 1:2, 1:3 to 1:4 for this essay. Four of them altogether because they are interlinked with each other. This four first sutra sums up the content of the…
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