Being a Yogi according to Bhagavad Gita
Bhagavad Gita – Chapter-II Verse -48
“Yoga-sthah kuru karmani sangam tyaktva Dhananjaya!
Siddhy-asiddhyoh samo bhutva samatvam yoga ucyate!!”
“Hey, Dhananjaya (Another title of Arjun)! Perform your duties devoid of any attachment to success or failure. This supreme form of equipoise action with equanimity is known as Yoga!”
Yoga is the term in Sanskrit for Summation
Yoga means to get added up. And when it comes as Shri Krishna’s word for his supreme disciple Dhananjaya, it becomes a sovereign expression for the eternal value of life.
With yoga a person binds himself to the bliss of godliness, binds himself to a form of physical attainment of excellence and binds himself to the actual path of life, which leads to ultimate Moksha.
For any person actions are reflections of their desires for attainment of materialistic objects, which leads a person in the path of salvation or in the path of damnation. This is Karma and is always attached with ones success and failures.
Too much importance is attached to perceived success and failure whereas the focus should be ones dedication and individualistic excellence.
Unless the actions are performed without the fear of success or failure, it is not capable of leading in the path of salvation.
Materialistic life is required for living in this world
But, it has to be subjectively balanced with the spiritual enlightenment so as to offer the true meaning to living.
Yoga makes a person understand the actuality of life and ensures that the actions are performed for the betterment of the environment and self-progression. Yoga teaches us the art of living and creates a balance in between the materialistic and spiritual living.
Yoga teaches us the ways to perform the actions…
Yoga teaches us to perform our actions with a sense of equality amongst success and failure. It offers us an insight to see the results of our actions and thus helps us to act with equanimity for attainment of the true essence of life.