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souljourney1082010-07-04 23:40:05 +0000 #1
Hi All,

I know this has been asked in the past, but I think it's good to re-ask ourselves every day and make sure we don't go off track.

Yoga is being able to put my foot behind my head...Ha! Ha!..Only joking!!

Love to you all,

Soul
Hubert2010-07-04 23:44:42 +0000 #2
Yoga is my survivor belt. I would surely sink without it.
xela2010-07-05 00:00:56 +0000 #3
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Originally Posted by Hubert



Yoga is my survivor belt. I would surely sink without it.

Great way to put it! I love it.
souljourney1082010-07-05 00:16:55 +0000 #4
Hey Hubert...who you are will all-ways survive...eternally...

What is yoga for me?

Yoga is when a negative thought comes along and i don't identify with it..and it passes. I then stay as I am, peace, who we all really are...Individual spirit merges with or realizes it IS Universal spirit.Union. Living in Non-duality.

Peace to All,

Soul
Hubert2010-07-05 01:35:49 +0000 #5
You are right of course, and I often forget this. One thing is to accept this mentally, and another is to know it from one's heart.

I am still struggling just to keep this in my mind. I found in the last year that my mind is not to be trusted. It takes the form of everything I focus on. If I focus on my work, and finaces, than it makes me desire fame or money, if I think of women, makes me desire to have women, if I focus on body, it makes me desire a healthy, strong and beautiful body, if I focus on reading the scriptures makes me desire to becaome something I am not, a saint. So the mind is the source of all my desires. But I need it to survive.

It is very hard to transcend the mind, and I am a just a beginner. Asana practice really helps, and I immediatly feel the lack of it's support if I skip sessions.
Rashmi2010-07-05 00:38:26 +0000 #6
Dear friends,

Namaste,

To me yoga means as per vedas , Gita, ramayana and other scriptures the only path which will lead us systematically to god realision destroying the seeds of all the karmas which we have committed in countless births, of which we are unaware in present birth.

It destroys all types of soorrows further the knowledge of self which is glorified in vedas and scriptures can only be realised by hard practice of Astanga Yoga.The lives of countless yogis, Siddha purush as depicted and recorded from time to time in various scriptures in sanskrit and other languages of India glorify the divinity of Vedas and yoga which stems from it.

In words of Lord swami narayana

"'One who understands the nature of God on the basis of the four scriptures, namely: Samkhya, Yoga, Vedanta and Panchratra is the accomplished Jnani (wise)."

"The Atman is even more subtle and

unfathomable than the mind.

The Vedas and other scriptures glorify the vision of Atman.

Here, Lord Swaminarayan speaks of His own vision of Atman.

" From the Vedic Era to this present day,

many great souls have persevered in quest

of the Atman and have also experienced it:

Shukdevji (son of maharishi Ved Vyas), Jadabharat,

Shankracharya, Ramanujacharya, Madhwacharya,

Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Nimbarkacharya, Bhairav Nath

Narsinh Mehta, Surdas, Tulsidas, Meerabai,

Aurobindo, Ramkrishna Paramhamsa.... "

Om

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