Friday, December 3, 2010

The Full Vessel.

One of the most fundamental symbols of Indian folk culture is the Full Vessel, or Purna Kumbham. The image of the full vessel is often found in Indian temples on the top of pillars. The full vessel, is related to the mind, in which the elexir of eternal life (amrit) is stored. At the beginning of time the cosmic oceans were churned. Out of this process of churning, the vessel of life emerged. This process of transforming what is changeable, and in a constant state of flux, like the waters of the ocean, into something that is everlasting, and beyond death, is what the process of Yoga is about.

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