Four easiest ways to know the God.

If you feel a yearning to connect with God, this will give you some tips on how to make your first step towards finding out who God really is. No one can help us on this journey toward the self except ourselves. The Sanskrit word Yoga means a yoke or a link-a link between the spiritual aspirant and God. In addition, the word Yoga has another technical meaning.It means a path by following which we can establish communion with God.

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There are many different Yogas or techniques to reach God. Out of them four are most important as they correspond to four broad categories into which Hinduism classes all spiritual seekers. These Yogas are:
  • Bhakti Yoga
  • Jnana Yoga
  • Raja Yoga or the path of psychic control
  • Karma Yoga

1) Bhakti Yoga

  • Bhakti yoga is a process of inner purification. The message of this yoga is that the love is the most basic human emotion.This path is meant primarily for people of rational temperament to whom reason appeals more than faith. 
  • In its purest form Love is cosmocentric and divinely inspired. But because of the intervention of the ego, love becomes egocentric,obstructing the free flow of love towards the Divine. Lust,anger,jealousy and the greed are the negative emotions created by the impure ego.


         


  • Bhakti yoga asks us to purify and transform our egotistic self love by pouring holy thoughts into our mind and transforming all our love and emotions to God, knowing that the God is the only one who truly loves us.pouring holy thoughts into the mind is only accomplished through prayer. The follower of Bhakti yoga establishes a loving relation  with god and eventually realises God is everything and everywhere.


2) Jnana Yoga (knowledge & wisdom)

  • Jnana Yoga or the path of rational inquiry. This path is prescribed for people of rational temperament to whom reason appeals more than faith.
  • jnana yoga is the path of knowledge.The darkness of ignorance can only be dispelled by the light of knowledge. knowledge has two aspects: fire and light. Fire of knowledge burns all the impurities of the mind and simultaneously ,knowledge enlightens our inner consciousness.



  • The psychology of jnana yoga tells us that we can not generate spirituality by artificial means. The mind does not give up its attachment to worldly pleasures unless it has tasted something greater and higher.
  • The self is revealed in the mirror of the mind that has become purified through self control and austerity.By hearing about self, reading about self, thinking about self, and meditating on self, the mind gradually realizes that the self is the only reality in the universe and that all else is unreal. 


3) Karma Yoga

  • Karma yoga, or the yoga of selfless actions seeks to face the problem of ignorance by eradicating the ego. It is the ego,born of ignorance,that binds us to this world through attachment.The ego creates a dreamland of separative existence that disclaims the rights of others. It wants to achieve the impossible and desires the undesirable.
  • Release yourself from the chains of attachments by practising nonattachment to the results of action.



  • Karma-yoga believes that the ego is the sole troublemaker. But when transformed through yoga, the same ego becomes friend and troubleshooter. The follower of karma-yoga faithfully performs his or her actions and renounces their results by making an offering of them into the fire of Self-knowledge.

4) Raj Yoga-

  • According to raja-yoga, eradication of the ego through karma-yoga is a long process, and most seekers do not have the patience to endure the sacrifice it calls for; bhakti-yoga requires abiding faith in the love of God, which is not always possible for an average seeker. 


Himayan Naga sadhus of  India follows Raj-yog involve intense practises to train the mind
  • Raja-yoga contends that the mind is generally too weak and perverted to follow the path of reason, or jnana-yoga (see below). Impurities of the mind are too deeply imbedded and cannot be uprooted simply by reason. Raja-yoga asks the seeker to confront the deep-rooted tendencies and restlessness of the mind by cultivating a single thought reminiscent of the Divine.
These are the four typical ways to reach the god...comment which one you would like to follow...thank you for visiting.



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