So the great teachers often presented the higher truths through stories—and the stories are very simple. In fact, the truth itself is very simple.
Integral Yoga Teachings
The goal of Yoga is to experience this innate nature and to allow that aspect of our being to guide the way to everything. At peace with ourselves, innately we are in a loving relationship to what is outside of us.
When you do everything for the sake and joy of just doing it, as benefit for the whole world and not for your own personal benefit, you retain your joy.
We can guide our attention in various ways to cultivate a neutral, non-reactive awareness, an open heart and a sense that this effort is in the service of the Divine.
So, everyone has faith. But faith in what? In something or in somebody? It doesn’t matter who or what it is, as long as you have faith.
“Nobody can cause us difficulty without God’s Will. These people are simply acting as instruments of God. He uses them to give us some experience. It is all for our education and for our benefit. It we think that way, we won’t project a negative vibration towards the people we feel are causing us difficulty…. Read more »
“Know that pleasure and pain come together, they a part of the world.
Your happiness is something that is above pleasure and pain.”
If the pain in our lives is properly understood, it will never frighten us.
We will even welcome it. Saying, ‘come on pain, help me, refine me.
We are further encouraged to go deep in our study and practice, so that we are rooted in the teachings of this great science and then, without doing too much, we can be shining examples of Yoga. This is our dharma!