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WHAT IS. ?. RAJ YOGA. MEDITATION. MEANING OF YOGA. The word "yoga" originates from the Sanskrit word ‘yuj’ which means a ‘Union’. Different Meanings of Yoga. a) Link b) Joint c) Union d) Meeting. e) Remembrance f) Relationship g) Communion h) Connection. Three Levels of Yoga.

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WHAT IS

?

RAJ YOGA

MEDITATION


MEANING OF YOGA

The word "yoga" originates from the Sanskrit word ‘yuj’which means a ‘Union’.


Different Meanings of Yoga

  • a) Link

  • b) Joint

  • c) Union

  • d) Meeting

e) Remembrance

f) Relationship

g) Communion

h) Connection


Three Levels of Yoga

1.Physical: Union of objects

3. Spiritual : Communication between soul and Supreme Soul

2. MentalLinking the mind with something or someone


FIRST LEVEL

PHYSICAL Level:This is at

a physical level between objects.

  • Adding sugar to milk.

  • Tuning of radio

  • Joining two wires, etc


SECOND LEVEL

MENTAL LEVEL : This is to do with the mind. Eg. We become sad on thinking of anything sad. This is to do with our memories and thoughts in the mind that change our state.


THIRD LEVEL

  • SPIRITUAL LEVEL: On the spiritual plane, it means union of the individual self with the Supreme.

  • Spirituality is the essence and the unity of all the religions. It is to consider oneself to be a spirit – a ‘soul’ and unite or communicate with the Supreme.


MEANING OF RAJ YOGA

'RAJA' MEANS A KING.

Raj yoga meditation is the true form of spiritual yoga and as the name suggests it is the king of all the yogas.


Meaning of Raj Yoga

Supreme of all types of Yogas

  • Link of the soul with the Supreme Soul.

  • Link through the highest method.

  • Link which brings the highest achievements.


Meaning of Raj Yoga

It is called Raj yoga because it enables a person to become the master of the self.


MEANING OF RAJ YOGA

It is the practical method of self-realisation and God-realisation that enables you to create new attitudes and responses to life, giving you a clear spiritual understanding of yourself and the Supreme.


Eight fold raja yoga
Eight Fold Raja Yoga

BUDDHI

YOGA

SAHAJ

YOGA

KARMA

YOGA

RAJA

YOGA

GYAN

YOGA

BHAKTI

YOGA

SAMATVA

YOGA

SANYAS

YOGA

RAJA YOGA - Power to control(discipline) sense organs.

- Power to control thoughts and consciousness.

- Power to manage one’s own self.


BENEFITS OF RAJ YOGA

It calms our mind and body. One receives enormous mental strength, stability and ability to face the inevitable undercurrents of modern life in a calm and peaceful manner. You can experience immense joy of an extraordinary kind and the glow of inner peace.


Understanding the self

Realising one’s potential

Ability to face challenges

Release from tension

Freedom from anxiety and fear

OTHER BENEFITS


Tranquility of mind restored

Greater control over thoughts

Ability to express positive feelings

Improved concentration

Ability to cope effectively with rapid change.

OTHER BENEFITS


Energizes our awareness

Gives self-confidence and fosters self-belief.

Enhanced sense of well-being

Gives a sense of purpose

OTHERBENEFITS


WHO CAN PRACTICE RAJ YOGA?

Everyone in this world can practice it. No matter what the background is. Gender, age, nationality, culture, religion, language, social status, wealth, profession, and the present state of being – none of these matter. You just need to make the choice to listen to your inner voice.


Introduction of self
Introduction of Self

Human + Being = Human Being

Body + Soul = Human Being (Consciousness)


THE SOUL

 Non-physical

 Immortal

 Eternal

 Conscious

 Constant self-image

 Natural state of peace

The Inner & Outer Self

THE BODY

 Physical

 Mortal

 Temporary

 No Consciousness

 Changing image

Constant motion


Who am i
Who am I ?

  • I have a soul in me.

  • I have a soul in my body.

  • I am a soul in my body.

Which is the correct statement ?


Relation between

Soul & Body

Driver Car

Diamond Box

Lamp Hut

Image Temple

Charioteer Chariot

Actor Dress

SOUL

BODY


You are a soul
You are a soul

A very subtle, tiny point of divine light.

Sanskars

Mind

Intellect


The Inner Self

thinks, feels, experiences, imagines, forms ideas

STATE OF CONSCIOUSNESS

THOUGHT POWER

Mind

RECORD OF

EXPERIENCES

Sanskars Impressions

Intellect

WILL POWER

habits tendencies, memories, talents, qualities (Sub-consciousness)

evaluates, reasons, decides, discerns, understands


Proof for the Existence of Soul

  • Recollection of Past Birth.

  • Out of Body Experience.

  • Hypnotic Regression/Progression.


Abode of souls

Incorporeal World

Subtle World

Corporeal World

Abode of Souls

Soul World

Paramdham, Shantidham, Muktidham, Brahmlok Nirwan Dham


Qualities of a Soul

Truth

Knowledge

Peace

Happiness

Purity

Love

Bliss

Power


Practice
PRACTICE

  • I AM A POINT OF LIGHT

  • Not the body or this role.

    • I DETACH AND OBSERVE

  • My body and the scenes going on around me.

  • I REJECT ALL NEGATIVE THOUGHTS

  • about me and accept only positive thoughts, emotions and desires.


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