Yoga is the science of life, designed to develop the sixth sense to the fullest. It enables me and equip me to enjoy a peaceful and blissful life. It can also enable you and equip you to succeed in your life. It is essentially an art in understanding all about one’s soul which is really the life force. It is the art of realizing the soul’s relationship with the body, the society, the world and the universe, of maintaining its harmony with and finally getting it merged with the universal soul. In other words, yoga is a systematic psychic practice to improve awareness, develop will power and to realize the self. It enables one to metamorphose one’s character, so that it can be in tune with the self and the society. It enables one to end the birth cycle by merging with the almighty.
Yoga is a complete process of making man perfect. It develops his personality so that he may reach his ultimate goal and fulfil the purpose of his birth. In the evolutionary process of nature, man is a unique living being, in that, he alone is gifted with a sixth sense isn’t it? The sixth sense is a higher level of mind which is able to understand its own existence and functions. It is a divine meter measuring the functions of all the universe. It understands oneness among multiplicity and unity in diversity. The five senses work with the perceptions, which essentially means the three combined principles of action, cognition, experience and discrimination. The sixth sense is of a higher level and in addition to the sensory perception, it has the potential to realize the self, i.e. to realize the total consciousness itself. In the course of development of the sixth sense, man comes to feel that the embodiment of the soul and the living process or in the ultimate analysis, painful and miserable experiences with ever increasing problems.
Let us consider the definition of the soul. Soul is really a life force which is life energy, the spirit. The fractional consciousness is seated within the life force particle, the soul. Therefore, wherever the soul is mentioned, you should keep in mind that it includes fractional consciousness within it.
When a man understands the law of nature, and the origin, development and fluctuations of pain and pleasure sensations, the urge arises in him to seek liberation from the birth-cycle. This is because, a variety of factors keep man tight to the earth. Having felt the need for liberation, he has to adopt and undergo a well-planned and systematic practice in his way of living in order to reach his goal. In the first place, he must ascertain the causes for the embodiment of the soul and then proceed to counter and clear them with perseverance and with proper methods.
There are three reasons for the embodiment of the soul and for his continued birth cycle. They are, one- psychic attachment to men, materials and the enjoyment thereof. Two, imprints of sense. Three, ignorance of the truth. These three reasons are described as the three impurities of the soul. Ego, imprints of sense or karma, and illusion. If one wants liberation from the process of embodiment, one should purify one’s soul from these three kinds of blemishes. The body is only an outer expression of the soul. Unless the soul is purified from its upward, unwanted imprints, cannot secure liberation from the pains and miseries of embodiment that merge with the truth which is the primordial state.
May the almighty force shower you with good health, long life, enough wealth, peace, prosperity, fame and wisdom.
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