In a recent speech to the United Nations India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested starting an International Yoga Day. India officially gave the proposal. 175 countries supported it. 21st June every year has been declared by United Nations as International Yoga Day. All our initiators, teachers, centres should plan something each year.
There are many misunderstandings about yoga. There are many paths in yoga and different yogis choose different paths. Here we shall speak only of two paths to clear up some misunderstandings. There is a common perception that all yogis are glowing with health and youthfulness. Sometimes we hear questions like: If he is a yogi why does he wear eye glasses? We shall explain a little.
[During Swami Veda’s talk on 9th March 2013 at the 2013 Sangha Gathering, Swamiji introduced the practice for “the next five years and the rest of your life.” This is a transcript of that talk.]
That which travels far while one is awake,That which also similarly goes far while one is asleep,
I am constantly experimenting with upaaya-kaushala paaramitaa, one of the ten perfections required of an aspiring-to-be Bodhisattva. The perfection in the means and methods for liberating oneself and others.