A Sutra a Day: IV-2 – A Theory of Yoga Evolution

Dec 28, 2012 | Gardening, Nature, Philosophy, Wisdom, XSutras, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali | 0 comments




Since we hit our antipodean warm weather in early December, our vegetable garden has gone berserk.
First there were the zucchinis, hidden from view under their giant leaves, which, unattended, ballooned into green torpedo-shapes. Then came the cherry tomatoes. Well, they are still coming, and coming, and our freezer is totally packed out with them. Lately, the cucumbers have been vying with the zukes for quantity and size. Potato production was more minimal than last year but the desiree variety definitely lives up to its name.
I’d like to take credit for being a great gardener but I think the veges have evolved on their own. We prepared the soil, watered when necessary, mixed in local pony poo and seasoned with well-cooked compost.
The maturation of vegetables apparently occurs according to some intrinsic plan, all truly organic.

Fundamental change is not brought about from the outside; it must be in the material. – Satyananda Paramahamsa, Four Chapters on Freedom

Jatyantaraparinamah prakrtypurat
Positive evolution is the result of one’s innermost nature.*
*The Essence of Yoga – Reflections on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, translation and commentary by Bernard Bouanchaud.


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