The art of Yoga

The art of Yoga is the procedure which the deepest in man adopts towards the solution of the mystery of life. Unthinkable, imperceptible, is the way of the Yogi, it is like the track of birds in the sky or of fish in water, as they say. The track is invisible. So are those of fish in water; so is the path of the spirit. It is invisible. Yoga practice itself is a miracle. The affection that yoga has for you, they say, is equal to hundred mothers’ love. You love yoga but yoga also loves also Yoga is a universal adventure of the universal that is present in the particular that is man. It is the principle of universality that is in us that practices yoga, not the individuality that is in us. Yoga is a universal science. It is not a religion of a particular creed, cult or nationality. It is a science of living. Therefore, the way in which we have to rightly live in this world is yoga. Yoga is a life of self-discipline. Yoga balances, harmonizes, purifies and strengthens the body, mind and soul. It shows the way to perfect health, perfect mind control and perfect peace with one’s own self, the world, nature and God.-Swami Vishnu-devananda Religion is the reaction of the human mind to its notion of God. I do not anymore see many philosophies and many religions; they just don’t exist for me. Life is a process of entering into God. This is achieved by seeing God in the object as well as the actions of the world, which is not the seeing of particulars, but of the I do not anymore see many philosophies and many religions; they just don’t exist for me. The universe is something like a powerful radar system that is set up from all sides to record every action and every event that may take place anywhere, even of the least intensity or momentum” -from The Yoga of meditation There is a guiding hand always; there is a leading angel sitting on our very shoulders. Every person is carrying within himself or herself a guiding power, a divinity. There is a divinity that is aware of what is happening. With millions of eyes it looks at us and sees us and notices what is happening to us. Life is a process of entering into God. This is achieved by seeing God in the objects as well as the actions of the world, which is not the seeing of particulars, but of the Universal in them. Brahma, Vishnu and Siva are not three gods, but the one God performing three functions. There can, thus, be no superiority or inferiority among them. They are like the three faces of a crystal where one face reflects the others. When God touches us, we cease to be human beings and we do not think as intellects or minds at that time. And it is impossible to describe in language what would be that state when we are magnetized by the glory of God. We melt away into nothing, we cease to be, as if we are possessed by a supernal beatitude. He who is humbler than a blade of grass and more patient than a tree; who respects others but wants not any respect for oneself, is fit to take the Name of the Almighty Lord.’ This was the famous instruction of Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu. ‘The more you are alone, the more are you near to your Spirit. This loneness of your life promises you greater satisfaction than all the contacts that you can make in your social life. The spirit does not come in contact with anything, and its joy cannot be enhanced by contacts; on the other hand, all contacts are a restriction on its expression.’-from The Ascent of the Spirit The contemplation of the Absolute is the highest from any religion can take. But this enterprise of the mind requires of it an understanding of the universal situation far beyond normal human comprehension. The popular minds of the masses need a religion they can appreciate and adsorb into their daily life, and they demand a religious goal which they can intelligibly plant in their feelings.’-from A Short History of Religious and Philosophic Thought in India Often, what matters most is not the words that are said but the way in which they are said. People either bore or irritate others with what they regard as wisdom, when it is wrongly uttered or expressed at the wrong moment or told to the wrong person, though the intention behind it may be good. Judgment of circumstances is necessary to bring about the requisites result. Else effort may become a waste or even harmful.

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