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Yoga is a comprehensive solution

What most people want is the same.

Most people simply want physical and mental health, understanding and wisdom, peace and freedom.

Often our means of pursuing these basic human needs come apart at the seams, as we are pulled by the different and often competing demands of human life.

Yoga, as it was understood by its sages, is designed to satisfy all these human needs in a comprehensive, seamless whole.

~ BKS Iyengar (Light on Life)

Only rule of life that any disciple needs

These three instructions, plus meditation, contain the only rule of life that any disciple needs: detachment; realization of God as the Giver; and unruffled patience. As long as we fail in any one of these three, we still have a serious spiritual defect to overcome.

~ Sri Gyanmata, “God Alone: The life and letters of a Saint”

Yoga transformed my life from a parasitic one to a life of purpose.

What Patanjali said applies to me and will apply to you.

He wrote, "With this truth bearing light will begin a new life. Old unwanted impressions are discarded and we are protected from the damaging effects of new experiences."

(Yoga Sutras, Chapter 1, verse 50)

It is my hope that my own lowly beginnings and ordinariness may serve as a source of encouragement as you seek this truth and begin a new life. Yoga transformed my life from a parasitic one to a life of purpose.

~ BKS Iyengar, Light on Life

Practice, practice, practice…

By persistent and sustained practice, anyone and everyone can make the yoga journey and reach the goal of illumination and freedom.

I literally emerged from darkness to light, from mortal sickness to health, from crude ignorance to immersion in the ocean of knowledge by one means alone, namely by zealous persistence in the art and science of yoga practice (sadhna).

What held good for me will hold good for you too.

~ BKS Iyengar

Traversing the path to enlightenment – Swami Rama

2983741910064013859S425x425Q85[1] The aspirant knows that everything in the external world is subject to change. On some level the objects of the world have value and are apparently real, but, in actuality they do not exist as they are. Their form changes, and, therefore their names change and their qualities also change. When an aspirant adjusts himself to this realization, he practices his sadhna by understanding the apparent reality and does not become attached to the phenomenal world or waste his time in acquiring more worldly objects than the bare neccessities.

To have only the bare necessities of life can become a means on the path of enlightenment.

~ Swami Rama

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