Daily Readings from the Works of Swami Venkatesananda


Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — The Realization That Is Yoga

August 5, 2022

      Once I taste this inner peace and harmony, health and happiness, I see that they are all one and that it is its own protector. I cherish it, I love it and I am in it. Nothing is of greater value. It is of inestimable value; I do not throw it away whatever be the temptation.

      By the practice of the yoga asanas, I discover quote "health". In that process all toxic poisons that cover the cells in the tissues in the body are discarded. By the practice of meditation, I discover "peace". In that process all the prejudices and superstitions, attachments and aversions which made the mind restless are discarded. The study of the Scriptures on the teachings of the masters remind us that God is omnipresent. By the practice of bhakti or devotion, I discover "love" which is God in me which then flows to all beings in whom God dwells. God alone is the reality in me and in them all. The realization of this is yoga — the realization of cosmic oneness that already exists and which alone is true.

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