This is to the beloved manifestations of Divine Atman in Yoga,
My dear self,
I pay homage to the founders, the sages, the rishis of the Guru lineage by whose compassion, intuition and insight this eternal knowledge has come to bless and grant us beneficences at this time of our ongoing history of spiritual development in humanity.
One example, the most contemporary example…
Soon after Mr. Narendra Modi was elected Prime Minister of India he addressed the United Nations and proposed that there should be an international yoga day. Unprecedentedly 177 nations favoured the proposal. It is thus that 21st June has been declared as the international yoga day every year.
Dear Members of the Ahymsin Sangha,
The Sangha Gathering for 2016 will take place during 21 – 26 of February at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG). Swamiji has purposely laid down the theme for the Gathering to be: “Can I have Samadhi? Can I have Samadhi by 2024? Can I have Samadhi now?” A short introduction on the theme, written by Swamiji, is at this link: http://ahymsin.org/main/misc/can-i-have-samadhi.html.
‘Oh I am sitting in beautiful posture.
Look how I am doing it properly.
Incense is smoking.
Candle is glowing.
Visions are coming.
Is this not samadhi?’
“We teach out of compassion. We teach because the world suffers and our teaching will reduce that suffering. We teach because we have received that compassion and want to share it with others who suffer. The cause of suffering, in the Yoga-sutras, is ignorance. Our teaching reduces the level of that ignorance. The student arrives because s/he is seeking help - our desire to teach arises directly out of our compassion for the student.”
- Swami Veda Bharati