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A modern Indian holy man, Shukacharya, of the Province of Gujerat, who died as recently as 1929 and who had thousands of followers who regarded him as a divine incarnation, told his disciples in one of his discourses: "Your Guru has practised all of the hatha yoga asanas for quite a long time and it is his definite verdict that it's all labour wasted, insofar as the ideal of self-realization is concerned. In fact, the human mind is the home of all maladies; it is vulnerable at each end and it is necessary to purge it of all diseases and to stitch all leakages; if it is so, where is the earthly sense in wrestling with the muscles? The primary concern, therefore, is to treat the mind and not the body."


-- Notebooks Category 5: The Body > Chapter 5: Exercise > # 113






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