Essence of Dharma Yoga and Spirituality
The man himself is the form of Brahman, but he does not realize it at all. He leaves this world by wasting life in ignorance. The teaching of Upanishads, the teaching of Samkhya (Jnana), Bhakti and Karma Yoga given by Lord Shri Krishna to Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita, the teachings of Lord Buddha, the teaching of Yoga Sutras of Maharishi Patanjali and the verses of Saint Kabir helps us to come out of ignorance and lead us towards the true knowledge. All these teachings of sacred texts and great seers remind us repeatedly about our true nature and advise us to come out of the delusion.
Today, due to religious and sectarian narrowness, man is becoming the enemy of his own mankind. Saint Kabir says –
‘Hindu kahe Mohi Ram Pyara,
Turk (Muslim) kahe Rahmana,
wapas me dou ladi ladi muye,
Maram Na Kou Jana.’
Saint Kabir says that The Hindus and Muslims often fight due to communal misunderstanding.
The common people are not aware of the true essence of religion. Today there is jealousy, hatred, discontent, anger and negative thoughts everywhere. Day by day humanity and human sensibility is vanishing, which is a threat to human existence. Love, fraternity, happiness, non-violence and compassion are the basis for making human life meaningful, which can be created only through spirituality and yoga.
The author through this book has tried to present the essence of religion, yoga and spirituality on the basis of the sacred scriptures, authentic texts and the thoughts of sages, so that the darkness of confusion and ignorance can be removed from human mind and positive thoughts may be generated in the world. In this book the characteristics of Dharma, God, soul, maya (delusion), avidya (ignorance), law of karma and the principle of reincarnation have been discussed. All religions, spirituality and yoga have been explained in detail so that this book can be useful for every human being.
A person knows many things about this world, but he is ignorant about himself. He doesn’t know his true nature. Is man just a body made of the five elements, mind, the five sense organs, the five karma organs, or is he a form of Brahman? The Brihadaranyaka Upanishad says that ‘Aham Brahmasmi’ which means I am Brahman. The Chandogya Upanishad says that ‘Tat tvam Asi’,
‘Tatvamasi’ means that Brahman is in you, in me and in all living beings. The Aitareya Upanishad says – ‘Pragyan Brahman’, that is, the realization of Brahman is the true knowledge. However, a man can realize his Brahman form only in the state of Samadhi.