One saint wrote: “Welcome all the unhappiness because it reminds us all the time of the nearness and existence of God. We know that we have no help except God. If I have luxury but it is taking me away from the Lord, I do not want that kind of luxury.”
The goal of everyone is the same but we name it differently. We are heading towards one goal of peace, happiness or knowledge. Ancient people set a norm that one must seek four things in life - ayu, vidya, dhanam and yasham or kirti. These are good guidelines for living.
Body-based Yoga means aiming at the communion with God through physical discipline. Yoga is for all. It starts it's experiments on the grossest from the physical body and it's base. Through the discipline of the mind it cultures the spiritual personality of man.
Sound is known is known as 'nada' in Sanskrit. There are two types of sound. One type is created or caused sound. It is caused by friction, by two things rubbing together or dashing against each other. The second type is 'anahat' or uncaused sound. When sound is caused, there are two principles which create a third. This is the theory of creation. At least two things are needed to create something. Sounds is the first manifestation of divine energy. How did the cosmos come into existence? There must have been one force which split into which then created a third. From these three forces everything both seen and unseen was created.
A renowned sage lived in the forest with his disciples. One beautiful morning the disciples sat around the Guru as usual. After the daily lessons were over one of the disciples asked a question: "Adored Sir : Will you please explain to us whether a disciple has to work out his evolution himself or seek the grace of a Guru? Is Guru an important factor for attainment of Realization?"
The energy giver is the soul. Without the soul the body will not survive. Meditation is an effort to come close to the soul. Soul gives energy to the senses. It is a giver not a receiver. Senses receive from the soul.
Yoga is essentially a spiritual approach concerned with the fundamental mental aspect of every human life. The word Yoga is of great significance.