Why Study Yoga?
(1) For Scientific Proof of One God of Universe (Monotheism).
(2) To Learn the True and Eternal Religion (Sanatan Dharm) of all human
Yoga is a wonderful art and science of Religious and Cultural heritage of
India. Ashtang Yoga is only its one section, but it has Universal
application. It means this Yoga is useful at all times, for individuals of any
age, sex, faith or nationality, speaking any language in all parts of the world.
This study removes many negative emotions like angers, hatred, jealousy,
greed, false fears etc.,. and creates positive mental attitude of universal
brotherhood and love. Complete course of the eight steps of Yoga and its daily
practice leads any devoted student to a spiritual zone of Transcendental
Meditation and Bodhi-Chitta and Nirvana. A Real Yogi is a fearless divine soul.
He/she does many benevolent acts (Karma) in his life. Yoga study promises good
health of body and mind bringing a long happy life (100 years) with peace of
mind and successes and achievements.
To remember Purpose and Scope of YOGA - Remember Four alphabets -
Y O G
= Know your-self. This is study of self, or who am I? It unfolds (Brahman
the holy spirit or soul within all of us.
= Meditate on Zero of TIME and Zero of SPACE. This leads to realization
that laws of
God or mother nature (prakruti) govern universe and all non-living
objects and living
beings in an equal and perfect manner.
= Good health of body, mind, intellect and blissful state of Soul. God
search by self
realization. Meditate about immortal spirit or higher pure
divine soul within. IT is
beyond Time and Space. Get courage of doing Good deeds and
against the evil doers.
= Achieve many material successes and noble goals in life. People remember
souls is the meaning of Immortality.
Correct knowledge of Yoga and its application in daily life leads to:-
LONG SURVIVAL. (Dirgha-aaushya) = Long life and good health.
SUCCESSES (Siddhies) = Good name, fame (Kirti), Self esteem & welcome; and
immortality by knowledge of true self or Divine soul within.
(Riddhi) = Money and happiness gained by material things; high
political and religious positions and fulfillment of all dreams and desires.
such good points are symbolized in the Idol of Lord Ganesh. It must inspire
us to become a leader in any field. Become a “Good Leader” in any field is
the symbolic meaning of the Idol of Elephant headed Lord Ganesh.