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Yoga and Students

Om to you all,

writing this post is an urge for me after looking at the scenario of information available on the internet rather them making someone downgrade.
Here is something we need to know, we are thankful of all the people those who are practicing Yoga around the world.

Dear all,
Here is something for you all, if you guys can read these lines, you will understand that, there are Five (5) signs of a good student….

काक चेष्टा, बको ध्यानं, स्वान निद्रा तथैव च स्वल्पहारी, गृहत्यागी , विद्यार्थी पंच लक्षणं।
Transliteration
:Kak chesta bako dhyanam! Kaak cheshta bako dhyanam.: Swan nindra tathaiwa cha swalpahari, grihtyaagi, vidyarthi panch lakshnam.

1. The one who tries like a Crow (KAK) ( repeatedly ),
2.The one who concentrate like a Crane (Baka) (focused and gazing for one aim only),
3.The one who sleeps like a Dog (Swan) (Sleep less and study more),
4. The one who Eatless (alphari) (eating in limit or eating less), and
5. The one who can Leave home (Grahtyagi) ( no attachment to the home)

In yoga we practice all above, in the form of Asana and Philosophy. these are the guidelines given by our sages/saints to all students.

for the Yogasan, we practice two different once
1 Crow + Posture in Sanskrit called “KAK+Asan”
and
2. Crane+Posture in Sanskrit it will be ‘Bak+asan’.

from here also we can understand the background and importance of Asana, more than just a physical practice.
Before teaching someone or something than i hope will understand the concept first.

Love and Peace to you all

Yoga for Students, Students and Yoga
Yoga for Students, Students and Yoga

The Goal

The Goal

After knowing the truth or the reality of oneself, we should know what should be the goal of all living beings.

Today, everybody wants to attain a higher state of mind, want to be happy are searching for happiness. Human being (we) are covered with so much ignorance that, if we ask someone to define the state of being “Happy” they will give the answers e.g. buying a new house, getting a new car, having a big family or being rich makes me happy. If that’s all makes people happy than, why is that not everyone is happy around us? And to get all that (house, car), is the ultimate Goal for human being? A general statement “I am happy” has its own meaning for everyone around us. This relates the materialistic world to our inner-self, again because of our ignorance.

Those people who look for happiness outside that often find or suffer more because they find only miseries around them. If that’s true, people will ask, ‘what is the use of doing Good Karma (Deeds)?’

The answer for this question is simpler; do not work towards looking or gaining happiness in life. This will lead you to a contradicting experience of doing good and bad with an expectation of getting the happiness (which is not possible in this way). So, what we should do? Focus on decreasing the miseries and when there are no miseries one will be happy and will find happiness itself (when the miseries are lesser the amount of happiness will increase).

However, this process of understanding the concept takes lesser time for some people, while others will take a bit longer. The longer time taken by some of us is because of the ignorance of the Chitta (Mind) and one should work towards the removal of the ignorance. This should be the Goal of human beings.

When there are less miseries- the Aanandmaya (ultimate bliss, Happiness) state will come itself. And to reach to the Aanandmaya state is the ultimate goal of all living beings. 

Love and Peace to all 

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Aiming for the Goal

The Reality

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In our previous note about Vedanta and Us, we discussed what is Reality or Truth. It can be understood more easily. The understanding becomes more clearer when the truth is in its higher form.

We always have a tendency to forget that Vedanta is not only an intellectual exercise for people who want to attain a higher state of mind, but it is also an energetic experience of oneself. To have this experience or to experience this, one don’t have to be in a particular place, e.g. people set their specific place to do certain practices (I do my practice only here or I can connect myself more only when I am practicing in this area/place).

However, this can be experienced by anybody, anywhere and anytime (this knowledge doesn’t come with the boundaries of race, gender, age, religion or color) and this should be our ultimate goal of life. While telling that we are neither Raj nor Juan etc but we are confirming that we are the reality itself. Studying Vedanta gives us an understanding of the reality (which explained as the Truth), not only about human beings but the Reality about the Sansara (universe). We are part of the Sansara and Sansara is not part of us (the existence of the universe is still there even if we are here or not). This truth we need to know well in order to live a stress free and healthy life.What we see today around us will go away one day e.g. the taste, the smell, what we hear or body even what we perceive and transmit. All will perish one day, all will disappear even the mind and our ego. So bring harmony in oneself, keep smiling always, keep oneself together and with the good thoughts. With this, one can attain a higher state of oneself.

Vedanta teaches us about one thing for sure and that is reality. By studying Vedanta we learn about all phases of life, we learn “who we are”, “what is Sansara”, and “who is the creator”. The whole study of Vedanta is a serious, practical and real discussion about relationship, manifestations and realities.

Love and Peace to all

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Vedanta and Us

Giving an insight
Giving an insight

Om,

Human beings are seeking for the truth about themselves and want to attain/have a spiritual life. Today everyone is curious to know about life, what will happen to them once they disappear and who they are. But unfortunately, no one has the answer, is it so hard to find? The answer is there in front of us in the form of VEDANTA.

When we talk or discuss about Vedanta people very often ask, what is Vedanta? Here is a brief explanation of what Vedanta is and where we stand in understanding the knowledge from the source.

“Veda” means “Knowledge”, and “Anta” means “the highest” (which people often refer or wrongly understood as an End of Veda). Vedanta, therefore, stands for its own explanation as ‘The Highest Knowledge’.

However, when we look into this knowledge we try to understand from a layman point of view which will never let us understand this. Vedanta is here to tell us the ultimate truth, nothing else, how we understand and interrelate with us is the duty of oneself. There are many ways to tell the truth. Example, ‘I am sitting here’ is truth. ‘Raj is sitting there’ is also truth. ‘Raj is sitting on the chair there’ is a greater truth. ‘30 year old Raj is sitting there on the chair in his office and working,’ is a truth but greater than the earlier one.

Obviously, nuance in the truth disclose the clarity of comprehension of the statement. Whenever something is unclear and shaded, it is only half-truth, while something is perfectly clear and without any covering is more absolute and the highest truth. By reading and understanding Vedanta, the highest truth becomes clear and nothing short of it. The highest truth is all about us and the rest of all is half truth or ordinary truth E.g. I am this and you are that, you are so-and-so. However, the supreme truth is that we are human beings called Raj, Jack, Juan, etc. The highest truth is we came alone and we are alone in this Sansara (Universe) and we will go alone, called Brahman in Vedanta, and nothing else.

This is the teaching of Vedanta, which leads us to many more questions about us. One thing we need to understand here is that Vedanta is not only for the intellect but it is a vibrant exercise in the search of truth.

Love and Peace to all

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