THE SCIENCE OF YOGA Grades of yoga In B.G. 6.46. Krishna says, Person of Austere practices Tapasvi bhyo ‘dhiko yogi Philosophical speculator Jnanibhyo ‘pi mata dhika A fruitive worker Karmabhyas ca ‘dhiko yogi Tasmad yogi bhavarjuna Next Verse:
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Grades of yoga
Person of Austere practices
Tapasvi bhyo ‘dhiko yogi
Jnanibhyo ‘pi mata dhika
A fruitive worker
Karmabhyas ca ‘dhiko yogi
Tasmad yogi bhavarjuna
“And of all yogis, he who always abides in Me with great faith, worshiping Me in transcendental loving service, is most intimately united with Me in yoga and is the highest of all. “
sarvasya caham hrdi sannivistomattah smrtir jnanam apohanam ca…
“I am seated in everyone's heart, and from Me come remembrance, knowledge and forgetfulness…”
Bhagavad Gita 7:24-25
“Unintelligent men, who know Me not, think that I have assumed this form and personality. Due to their small knowledge, they do not know My higher nature, which is changeless and supreme. “
“I am never manifest to the foolish and unintelligent. For them I am covered by My eternal creative potency [yoga-maya]; and so the deluded world knows Me not, who am unborn and infallible.”
Limit of Grand Dissolutions
Action on the Relative & Absolute Planes
“Just fix your mind upon Me, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and engage all your intelligence in Me. Thus you will live in Me always, without a doubt.
“My dear Arjuna, O winner of wealth, if you cannot fix your mind upon Me without deviation, then follow the regulative principles of bhakti-yoga. In this way you will develop a desire to attain to Me.
“If you cannot practice the regulations of bhakti-yoga, then just try to work for Me, because by working for Me you will come to the perfect stage.
“If, however, you are unable to work in this consciousness, then try to act giving up all results of your work and try to be self-situated.
“If you cannot take to this practice, then engage yourself in the cultivation of knowledge…
Not by the weak, not by the unearnest,Not by those who practice wrong disciplinesCan the Self be realized. The Self revealsHimself as the Lord of Love to the oneWho practices right disciplines.-Mundaka Upanishad
Brahman cannot be realized by thoseWho are subject to greed, fear, and anger.Brahman cannot be realized by thoseWho are subject to the pride of name and fameOr to the vanity of scholarship.Brahman cannot be realized by thoseWho are enmeshed in life's duality.But to all those who pierce this duality,Whose hearts are given to the Lord of Love,He gives himself through his infinite grace,He gives himself through his infinite grace.-Tejabindu Upanishad