Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Teaser Tuesday (23-3)

Give us this day our Tuesday Tease -- from Should Be Reading.

In this world there are two main paths:
the yoga of understanding,
for contemplative men; and for men 
who are active, the yoga of action.

Not by avoiding actions
does a man gain freedom from action
and not by renunciation
alone, can he reach the goal

- pg. 62 of Stephen Mitchell's The Bhagavad Gita: chapter 3, verses three and four. It makes me think of the old struggle between the active and contemplative lives, as well as Buddha's "middle way".


  1. I remember dipping into this back in the '70s, but I've never read the whole thing. Maybe one of these days, though. Great teaser!
    Here's mine.

  2. Hopefully I'll finish it soon. :)