I love this life. I care to make this existence better. I wish to make this body hale and hearty, this mind quiet and peaceful. I love men more than they love stone gods. The more I mix with people, the more I have begun to love them. Love is a greater force than the law of religion. If water cannot cool your body, or food appease your hunger, love can do that.
Even those who hated spiritual life, but suffered physically, come to me and still come to get themselves yogically trained. You know what I do with them? I regulate their life itself. You see, I am bent upon reaching a ‘way of life’ – dharma I mean.
Practise asanas, and side by side you can practise pranayama. You will have good appetite, cheerfulness, strength, courage, vigour, vitality and good concentration of mind.
The great storehouse of knowledge and energy resides within you. Nature wants to express that knowledge in various forms.
If you want to hear the voice of inner knowledge, then you have to shut the doors of the external senses and turn within.
Reduce thinking, increase remembrance and stop worrying.
I want to base the method of sadhana on pure spirituality and will endeavour to keep it absolutely free from politics, money and society.
Life, yes, worldly life is a cage of hope and despair, and spiritual life is a joyful playground. We get hurt, we win, we lose and we still laugh gleefully.
This is a real prayer. For a sadhaka every day is a new year, new lessons of life, a festival of new steps and new resolutions.
Yoga is another name for a well-regulated life and experience of God, self-knowledge.
Published in Steps to Yoga & Yoga Initiation Papers