Trevor Leggett answers questions about Japan in 1985

Q: May I ask, what was the Japanese opinion of the spread of Judo, and the popularity of Judo, in the West, and the standards of the West? A: They rather deplore the fact that it’s become a sort of sport in that way. Q: What was it before it was a sport? A: It...

Kobo never chooses the brush

Powered by Cincopa Video Hosting. A Yoga teacher had a disciple who was very anxious and he was always visualising situations in advance and thinking, ‘What’ll I do if that happens?  What ought I do?’  And then he’d read some biographies or...

The true nature of man is that he wants to create beauty

Powered by Cincopa Video Hosting. Well, they use examples like this, to try to alert us to things that happen in our daily lives, and to find the spiritual element in them.  Supposing I’m a copy typist in an office, well I can remember a case, before the Xerox...

Yoga and Zen say we can begin to see and express beauty

Powered by Cincopa Video Hosting. In the Zen school they don’t attach much importance to learning, although most of the teachers are learned men, but they don’t attach great importance to learning as a part of attaining release and freedom.  In Yoga they...

What we do lays down seeds which are called karma

Powered by Cincopa Video Hosting. What we do lays down seeds which are called karma, which are dynamic, come back to us.  Many geniuses in the world have had an insight of this.  In Shakespeare you find it again and again.  Brutus kills Caesar, and he thinks...