Tuesday, November 13, 2012
(Quote) Gopi Krishna - The Purpose of Yoga
"The vast gulf between the mind of man and that of the higher animals is an open book to everyone. What man has achieved with his exceptional intellectual gifts and the capacity for linguistic expression is nothing short of magic when compared to the highest potential present in animals.It is an enigma to me why the learned should stop dead at the present frontier and stubbornly refuse to believe that the human brain, but a more elaborate form of the animal organ, can take a leap into an even more extended state of consciousness with still more amazing gifts and properties that appear incredible or magical to the normal mind. If this position has been admitted and confirmed in hundreds of authentic documents, coming from the remotest antiquity, is it not time that open-minded seekers after knowledge should refrain from resorting to sensational explanations for the exceptional and the paranormal and turn their attention to a fresh study of the still mysterious human encephalon?"