Asparsha Yoga — The “Nontouch” Yoga #97
Does Nonduality have a practice? The seers who abide in this singular state tell us that as long as the soul inhabits the body, just so long will it need to exert effort towards maintaining its awareness of Formless Reality. This subtle most practice has been termed Advaita Vedanta Sadhana, which can be defined as the spiritual self-effort performed effortlessly by the luminary for the purpose of keeping the mind’s impurities from rising. Gaudapada’s rendering of Asparsha Yoga has all the characteristics of such a sublime inner practice, which show up as a distilled list of observances and divine expressions in the one adhering to it.