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The Lost Axe

Once upon a time there was a craftsman who lost his Axe. He thought hard, and finally suspected his neighbor of stealing it. When he saw his neighbor walking, he thought that he walked like an Axe thief. When he meet his neighbor, the others countenance was just like that of an Axe thief, and when he saw him in conversation with others, he even talked like an Axe thief.

Not long afterward, the craftsman found his Axe where he had mislaid it. Strangely enough, from that time on, his neighbor ceased to walk, look and talk like an Axe Thief.

Reference:A Taoist Miscellany p. 67


Yoga Bibliography

I compiled this list for Kristina from a recommended book list from her yoga school. Further recommendations are welcome..

Hatha Yoga: The Report of a Personnal Experience
by Theos Bernard
ISBN 0955241227

The Gheranda Samhita: A Treatise on Hatha Yoga
Sris Chandra Vasu
ISBN 1436690420

Raja Yoga
by Swami Vivekananda
ISBN 8180900363

Sacred Texts: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
by Swami Vivekananda
ISBN 1905857039

A Search in Secret India
by Paul Brunton
ISBN 1844130436

The Morning of the Magicians (Mysteries of the Universe)
by Louis Pauwels, Jacques Bergier
ISBN 0285635832

The Serpent Power: Secrets of Tantric and Shaktic Yoga
by Arthur Avalon
ISBN 0486230589

Tantrik Texts
by Arthur Avalon
ISBN 8177557254

Yoga: Immortality and Freedom (Works of Mircea Eliade)
Mircea Eliade
ISBN 0691017646

Tibet’s Great Yogi Milarepa
by W.Y. Evans-Wentz
ISBN 8178222523

The Gheranda Samhita: A Treatise on Hatha Yoga
by Sris Chandra Vasu
ISBN 1436690420

Raja Yoga