Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy 2013, and an addendum to "Paschimottanasana"

Happy 2013! I hope you woke up to a beautiful first morning of 2013 today! I begin the long drive to Idaho this evening. As of right now, there's still a lot to be done, so I'll have to keep this short. Maybe I'll post pictures of whatever beautiful scenery I see on the road. We'll see. In the meantime, enjoy your first day of the new year, and I look forward to another year of great thinking aloud and blogging and (maybe) posting more videos.

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Kino saw my previous post, and alerted me to the fact that "Paschimottanasana" should be spelt "Paschimattanasana" (i.e. replace the "o" with "a"). She informs me that Sharath has been trying to get everybody to spell it this way; according to Sharath, this is one of the most-often misspelt words in the yoga world. So I have followed Kino's feedback, and have corrected the spelling accordingly. Just thought I'd let you know.

Okay, got to go now. Happy New Year!

15 comments:

  1. BOYCOTT AMERICAN WOMEN
    Why American men should not marry American women

    http://boycottamericanwomen.blogspot.com/

    I am an American man, and I have decided to boycott American women. In a nutshell, American women are the most likely to cheat on you, to divorce you, to get fat, to steal half of your money in the divorce courts, don't know how to cook or clean, don't want to have children, etc. Therefore, what intelligent man would want to get involved with American women?

    American women are generally immature, selfish, extremely arrogant and self-centered, mentally unstable, irresponsible, and highly unchaste. The behavior of most American women is utterly disgusting, to say the least.

    This blog is my attempt to explain why I feel American women are inferior to foreign women (non-American women), and why American men should boycott American women, and date/marry only foreign (non-American) women.

    I encourage ALL American men to NEVER MARRY American women, and date/marry only foreign (non-American) women.

    Tens of millions of American men have had their lives completely destroyed by American women through the following crimes:

    1. False rape accusations (it has been proven that up to 80 percent of rape accusations are FALSE)

    2. False domestic violence (DV) charges (same as above, and up to 40 percent of domestic violence victims are MALE, with their female partners INITIATING the violence)

    3. False sexual harassment charges

    4. Financial destruction of men in divorce courts through alimony and support payments (women get up to 95 percent of their ex-husband's income and savings, as well as the house, car, etc)

    5. Emotional destruction of men by ex-wives who have stolen their children from them and forbidden the fathers from having custody or contact with their own children

    6. Divorced dads who commit suicide as a result

    A few more reasons to stay away from American women?

    -25 percent of American women take psychiatric drugs for mental illnesses.
    -25 percent of women under the age of 30 have at least one STD.
    -85 percent of divorces in America are INITIATED by women, thus women are responsible for the vast majority of divorces.
    -70 percent of criminals in America were raised by single mothers, thus feminism is responsible for most crime in America.
    -The majority of child molestation, child abuse, and child murder in America is done by WOMEN.
    -American women are NINE TIMES more likely to murder their own children than the biological father

    Another thing I noticed, is that whenever you bring up the topic of American men marrying asian women in front of an American woman, she will make some racist and hateful comment about asian women, calling them "slaves" or "mail order brides". My question is this: If American women are so "independent", "confident", "strong", and "empowered" like they claim to be, why do they feel threatened by Asian women? Why are American women so jealous towards Asian women? The real reason is this- Asian women are 1000 times superior to American women, and any American man who has dated/married an Asian woman will tell you this.

    If you want to get married, find a nice foreign girl from Asia, or South America, or Russia/Eastern Europe. DO NOT MARRY AN AMERICAN WOMAN UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!

    Over 50 percent of American women are single, without a boyfriend or husband; so the fact is most American men no longer want to marry American women. Let these worthless American women grow old living alone with their 10 cats.

    American women are living in their own pathetic little fantasy world, where they think they are a perfect little princess. Sorry, but you are NOT a perfect little princess.

    Give American women the husband they deserve- NONE!

    BOYCOTT AMERICAN WOMEN!

    Sincerely,
    John Rambo, Anti-feminist Soldier
    John.Rambo@crimesagainstfathers.com

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  2. Wow Mr. Rambo has a lot to say.

    Anyways... far be it for me to contradict Sharath, but he has his work cut out on this one.

    Sandhi is the set of rules for compounding sanskrit words.

    http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Sanskrit/Sandhi#Simple_Vowels

    pashchima + uttaana + aasana = pashchimottAnAsana (note the long and short vowels)

    or yoga sutra 1.33 - maitrI + karuNA + mudita + upekshaNAM = maitrikaruNAmuditopekshaNAM



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    1. Yes, Mr Rambo is indeed a man of passionate views...

      The Sandhi rules are very interesting. I've never heard about them before. I'll look them up and study them. Thanks for sharing, Anonymous :-)

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    2. Of course, we could borrow that phrase from the US Army: There's the right way, there's the wrong way, and there's the ASHTANGA way!

      Best of endeavors for 2013, may you attain potency in Karandavasana and all other things!

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    3. Yes, the Ashtanga way... ;-)

      Thank you, thank you. I hope the Karandavasana is coming...

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  3. Safe travels and happy new year, Nobel.

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    1. Thanks Kristen. You too; stay safe when you return to Dehli.

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  4. Have a good trip. Can't wait to see some pictures!

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    1. Thanks Dialog. I hope to be able to take some good pictures too :-)

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  5. Hi, I'm a new reader of the blog, but I'm enjoying it so far. I wanted to wish you a happy new year and safe travels!

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    1. Thanks Russ. Happy New Year to you too!

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  6. Dear Nobel, happy New Year and have your long drive short and pleasant!!!

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    1. Thanks Monika! Happy New Year to you too :-)

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