Thank you Derek. The difference between Yoga & Mindfulness is now crystal clear.

Here is the post Derek Oliver posted on his LinkedIn account.

My English is poor, pronunciation is further ahead of it. So I am using text to speech conversion to remove one hurdle at least. This way you may get a glimpse towards which I am pointing to, like it happens when you ask a stranger in non-English speaking country about something and he or she tries to explain it. Since you are thirsty of knowing about it, so you get it too. The consciousness plays an important role in communicating the point at much higher level where we all are connected because it is from one’s own experience or understanding.

You may prefer to listen to (in US English) this post on the podcast at Breaker – Philosia (दर्शन) , podcast at Castbox – Philosia (दर्शन) and my podcast at Radio Public – Philosia (दर्शन). It is a web version, no app needed.

You have option to listen this post in US Accent English at Radio Public from my podcast Philosia (दर्शन)

I quote “An Airbus 380 is on its way across the Atlantic. It flies consistently at 800 km/h in 30,000 feet, when suddenly a Eurofighter with Tempo Mach 2 appears. The pilot of the fighter jet slows down, flies alongside the Airbus and greets the pilot of the passenger plane by radio: “Airbus flight, boring flight isn’t it? Take care and have a look here!” He rolls his jet on its back, accelerates, breaks through the sound barrier, rises rapidly to a dizzying height, only to swoop down almost to sea level in a breathtaking dive. He loops back next to the Airbus and asks, “Well, how was that?” The Airbus pilot answers: “Very impressive, but now have a look here!” The jet pilot watches the Airbus, but nothing happens. It continues to fly stubbornly straight, with the same speed. After five minutes, the Airbus pilot radioed, “Well, what are you saying now?” The jet pilot asks confused: “What did you do?” The other laughs and says, “I got up, stretched my legs, went to the bathroom, got a cup of coffee and a cake. The moral of the story is: When you are young, speed and adrenaline seems to be great. But as you get older and wiser, comfort and peace are not to be despised either. This is called S.O.S.: Slower, Older, Smarter. Dedicated to all my friends who like me likes the S.O.S. approach!”

My comments: The similar difference holds true with Yoga and awareness meditation . If you practice awareness meditation even for few seconds each day for long time you will be having coffee etc as the pilot of Airbus did and at the same time awareness state continue to remain constant during the act.

While in Yoga you need to twist and turn your body like the fighter jet pilot did. It is very ancient method discovered by Patanjali. Mystics all over the world try to give the method which is best suited for people of their time and future generations up to minimum 500 years.

Osho strongly suggested Awareness Meditation because

1) People will find it difficult to spare time for meditation.

2) Life in itself becomes such a struggle and exhaustive just to survive that it is enough effort for anybody to fall into relaxed state.

3) Use of mind and stress to survive became so much that just like for birds to remain flying both wings needed, people need to learn to be able to draw energy from the infinite by connecting with cosmic source on daily basis. Awareness meditation fills this gap.

Actually Jesus too tried to teach meditation before being caught by the people brought by Judas. St John’s Gospel had a sentence where Jesus says to his disciples ‘Sit’ and then went to pray for transfer of energy to faithful disciples, but on returning he find them sleeping. He tried two more times, but in vain. In Zen they are using this ‘Sit’ as mediation ‘Sit silently, do nothing season comes and the great grows itself green’.

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