|Subject: Jnana Yoga|
|The basic objective of Yoga is to unite with the Almighty. Yoga enables one to become God. In other words, Yoga aids in the salvation of human-soul, as Srimad Bhagavad Gita states, Punar Janma Na Vidyate, means there won‘t be a re-birth. The concluding chapter (Chapter Eighteenth) is called, Moksha Yoga, salvation is what Yoga is aimed for.|
In Chapter Six (Verse 46) of Gita, Lord Sri Krishna urges Arjuna to become a Yogi, for a Yogi is in the highest plane as compared to a ‘Tapasvi‘, a ‘Jnani‘ or a ‘Karmi‘ (the performer).
Yoga leads to true Jnana, no doubt, but does Jnana ensure salvation of the soul ??
Gita reveals that Jnana basically leads to Vairagya which in turn leads to the intricacies of the Supreme Science (Raj-Vidya), leading towards Salvation.
Achieving Jnana is NOT the ultimate motto of Yoga, as depicted in ‘Gita‘ or as elaborated in Patanjal Yoga Sutras‘.
|Posted by: Dr. Kiriti Sengupta on 31 Oct. 2010|
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