Friday, March 6, 2020

7 March

Yogasara-Upanishad Mantra - 3

Now there is communion with the Lord

Notes and Commentary

The word 'Yoga' comes from the Sanskrit root 'Yuj' which means 'to join'. By the practice of yoga, the individual soul (jivatma) is united with the supreme soul (paramatma). Yoga means union with God. Then all samsara (cycle of birth and death) comes to an end.

Yoga kills all sorts of pain   miseries and tribulations. Yoga frees you from the samsaric wheel of birth and death. Yoga gives you various powers and liberation through jnana (self-knowledge). Therefore drink the elixir or nectar of immortality and become a yogi. "Tasmat yogi bhava Arjuna." (Gita, Ch. VI - 46.) Union with God is the goal of human life. It is the be all and end all of our existence. It is the summum bonum. 

The Lord (Ishvara) of raja, yoga is a special purusha (person) who is not affected by the five afflictions and the fruit of actions and desires. His name or symbol is Om. He is indicated by the mono syllable Om. He is omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, etc.


Do real sadhana, my dear children
(Do real sadhana .... )
sadhana   sadhana   sadhana   sadhana

To free yourself from birth and death
And enjoy the highest bliss I will tell you the surest way
Kindly hearken with greatest care
(Do real sadhana ....)

Acquire first sadhana chatushtaya,
Then proceed to the feet of sadguru,
After having shravan and manan,
Then do practise nidhidhyasan,
(Do real sadhana ....)

Remove first the old, old dehaadhyas,
By repeating Shivoham Bhavana,
Then remove the veil, avarana,
You will rest in your own swaroop.
(Do real sadhana ....)