Saturday, December 13, 2008

On traditions

On traditions: Traditions are not good per so. Only because something is done for decades it does not meant that it is good . I know a lot of traditions that are so cruel that I do not even want to mention it here. It makes sense to question traditions: Nowadays for instance we have different possibilities to learn, we can learn from a teacher, from a DVD, from a book. Why not appreciate this. It makes the world richer and not worse.

Generally I like people who have the courage to go further than the traditions allow it: Thanks to Krishnamacharya in this context who started teaching women. It was the tradition that only men were allowed to do asanas - yoga.

I will always admire those with the courage to do something differently, those who question redundant rules.

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