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Pranam,

Amy and Parell - You are onto a point that I did not elaborate on. This reminds me of a story that Paulji told me many years ago. Paul is also a martial artist teacher, coach, judge, and referee of martial arts. He went to a convention to meet Masters from China and Taiwan. Many western masters went to greet them too.

Many western martial arts masters were dressed in traditional Kung Fu cloths. At the first greeting, the masters from the east were either dressed in business suits or in sports casual clothing. Both cultures flattered each other and appreciate the difference.

This is parallel to Yoga. There is no need to look at the superficial appearance as anything more than a surface layer. Too many people are quick to judge. Amy is right about the exposure of one's real personality through conversation.

You can easily determine the depth of knowledge Paulji or Lilias has on the subject of Yoga. Anyone who teaches Yoga can eventually have same knowledge. it is a matter of Jnana Yoga practice. But will everyone be able to be charitable if they have money.

Once I met a famous Yogini who made much money from her CD's, videos, DVD's, aashram, and books. She is very rich Yogini. She stated that Yoga is not for making money. She has a big house, big Yoga school, and big car? No one should want to make money from Yoga she says! This is hypocricy - she is an elitist who want to protect her portion.

Paulji once tells money is not evil. He mentioned how much Osama Binladen could have done for the Middle East if he were a man for peace. Imagine if a rich man of peace took his money to invest in the poor people of Palestine.

Paulji said - Only the perception of money is good or evil. Money is a tool only for purpose of good, evil, or nothing at all. This is true. People are too quick to judge what they do not understand.

Om Shanti My Friends,

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