Yoga for Inner Peace

By fireiceandallthingsnice - June 21, 2017

Yoga as per Wikipedia definition is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. As per scriptures, the meaning of the term yoga is 'union with the all pervading power'. How many of you knew this? To be honest, in the modern times majority of the people only picked up the physical discipline out of this vast subject and assume that the term yoga is synonymous to hatha yoga, but the truth is hatha yoga is only one sutra of the 1000 sutras of yoga.

If just physical exercise was enough to establish peace within and outside, then the world wouldn't be suffering of fanaticism as it is now. And, Deepika Padukone would not suffer depression either, considering she is so fit physically. This means there has to be something more to yoga than the commercial business made of it. For mental peace and overall well being, it is imperative in today's time to have some mechanism to de-stress ourselves.  As rightly quoted by unknown "Like dental hygiene, it is important to maintain mental hygiene." If I were you, I would want something which is simple, free and effective. Meditation is the simplest way to achieve this inner peace. Meditation is not just a physical aspect of sitting with your eyes closed. It is a state where you are thoughtless, wondering if that is possible?  SahajaYoga meditation provides this state of bliss with regular practice and is possible once you get your self- realization.

As this day marks the International Yoga day, there is a live facebook event organized for all the seekers who wish to experience this bliss. Please join the facebook live event starting from 5 am IST to 8 pm IST today.


What meditation can do?

An old Farmer lived on a farm in the mountains with his young grandson. Each morning Grandpa was up early morning and sat for meditation. His grandson wanted to be just like him and tried to imitate him in every way he could.
One day the grandson asked, “Grandpa! I try to meditate just like you but thoughts disturb me, and what I do understand I forget as soon as I come out of meditation. What good does meditation do?”
The Grandfather quietly turned from putting coal in the stove and replied, “Take this coal basket down to the river and bring me back a basket of water.”
The boy did as he was told, but all the water leaked out before he got back to the house.
The grandfather laughed and said, “You’ll have to move a little faster next time,” and sent him back to the river with the basket to try again.
This time the boy ran faster, but again the basket was empty before he returned home. Out of breath, he told his grandfather that it was impossible to carry water in a basket, and he went to get a bucket instead.
The old man said, “I don’t want a bucket of water; I want a basket of water. You’re just not trying hard enough,” and he went out the door to watch the boy try again. At this point, the boy knew it was impossible, but he wanted to show his grandfather that even if he ran as fast as he could, the water would leak out before he got back to the house. The boy again dipped the basket into river and ran hard, but when he reached his grandfather the basket was again empty.
Out of breath, he said, “See Grandpa, it’s useless!”
“So you think it is useless?” The old man said, “Look at the basket.”
The boy looked at the basket and for the first time realized that the basket was different. It had been transformed from a dirty old coal basket to now clean, inside and out.
“Son, that’s what happens when you meditate. You might not understand or remember everything, but when you meditate every day, thoughts starts to diminish, like dirty coal basket transformed to clean, in same way you tend to be pure, you will be changed, inside and out. That is the work of Meditation in our lives.
Never give up spiritual practice. By doing spiritual practice daily all heaviness and unnecessary things tend to fall and you start feeling light. This is the indication that you are evolving. Slowly you will feel peace and calmness within you. Instead of reacting you start responding."

P.S: To grow within meditation is the only way. However, my aim is to highlight the importance of the balance between mental and physical fitness, none of the either should be ignored. The author of the story posted here is unknown. Also, in case you miss the event today, you can check the website www.sahajayoga.org

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4 comments

  1. Back with a Bang!!😃 Simple and beautifully described... 👌

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  2. Very well articulated,no one can say that they don't understand Meditation after this :) "You change the whole world by changing yourself" -Rumi

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  3. Also please check out the scientific benefits of meditation -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw71zanwMnY

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