A skilled yogi blossoms even while living in the three gunas, just as a lotus flower blossoms in muddy waters.

[caption id="attachment_29514" align="alignnone" width="750"] Does a rock have Spirit? It must, if we believe that the Spirit is omnipresent. [/caption] [caption id="attachment_29513" align="alignnone" width="1280"] A rock represents ancient vastness, stability, and strength.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_29510" align="aligncenter" width="600"] There is beauty hidden in a rock, a seeker finds it.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_29516" align="alignnone" width="1310"] There is a church in a rock![/caption] [caption id="attachment_29511" align="aligncenter" width="375"] Lo! A  Ganesha too! [/caption]  Just as every wave that appears in the Ocean is water, similarly, whatever appears in the Spirit, seen or unseen, matter or living, is Spirit, though the degree of its apparentness varies.  Apparentness of  the Spirit in a rock is lesser...