May 14th, 2012
Have you ever looked for something you have been unable to find? Have you ever been searching but unable to pinpoint what it is you are looking for? You know the way….you look and search, grasp and reach, and yet still come up with nothing that really is something. Or you find something, but it is not any thing. This is essentially the crux of Tibetan Yoga philosophy.
Think about it all as a cloud, like the beautiful ones that were out in the NYC sky yesterday. Clouds are made of water particles that are constantly shifting and changing, but that together from our earthly perspective appear to form something. But when you get to them, they are translucent, and transient.
In Tibetan Yoga Philosophies, GAKJA is the word for something that is not there, but that we think is there and are always looking for. Like a cloud. When we accept that we are each living, seeing, experiencing our own clouds, our own gakjas, we begin to be able to deconstruct them into what they are - moving, changing particles with our perception attached - and from there reconstruct our own reality, one in which everything is picture perfect.
It is up to you and you alone to pin the clouds, or take yourself to them.