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Compare and Contrast Leslie, Epictetus, et al

“Everything here is about context.  That’s why we would never say something like, “This as an fixes that problem.”

Because the unspoken part of that statement is, “For whom?” Everyone is so different.  Everyone’s got a different history.

That’s why we go so far as to say really, that asanas don’t exist as things.  There’s no such “thing” as an asana.  An asana is a gesture.  It’s a verb. It’s something that a person does.  So the context of asana is the person doing it.”

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Compare and Contrast:

“Happiness and freedom begin with a clear understanding of one principle:  Somethings are within our control, and some things are not.  It is only after you have faced up to this fundamental rule and learned to distinguish between what you can and can’t control that inner tranquility and outer effectiveness become possible….if you attempt to adopt the affairs of others as your own, your pursuits will be thwarted and you will become a frustrated, anxious, and fault-finding person.”

Epictetus

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Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful, or to discover something that is true.  — William Inge

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