Not so eloquent in English (my mother tongue is Hindi)… I am not able to express as clearly as would have been possible in Hindi. Still, I would bluntly say… unless we had patience, resilience… self-discipline… we just could not indulge in yoga meditation to reach God in present life. Both… our initial efforts and karma indulged were equally important. Indulging in yoga meditation seekers increased their power of patience, resilience and self-discipline almost to infinity. They finally became perfect human beings… gaining enlightenment at the end of their spiritual journey. Could there be a more perfect human being than Mahavira (24th Tirthankara of Jainism), Gautama Buddha or Jesus Christ!
Yoga derived from root word yog simply means effort of soul atman to merge with God Almighty (Parmatman in Hinduism). Yoga must never be confused with a set of yogic exercises called asanas. The purport of yoga meditation always was indulging in spirituality… path of contemplation, logical reasoning to reach God in present life. From six years of age I had almost perfect patience, persistence… perseverance, resilience… self-discipline. This helped me pursue path of yoga meditation to reach God in present life. Remaining truthful all along I could hear the sweet small inner voice of my soul atman coming from within my heart. In absence of self-discipline, patience, I would let my ego overpower voice of my soul atman coming from within my heart.
Practicing patience, resilience and self-discipline I finally subdued my ego forever. This let my true inner self shine bright in all its glory. Every single moment of time I was guided by my soul atman in the journey of life. Devoid of self-discipline, patience… I would have remained a seeker all my life… never gaining anything on spiritual path.
By: Vijay Kumar “Atma Jnani”… The Man who Realized God in 1993 – Dec 1, 2015
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