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The Ocean of Awareness & Its Yogic Waves #105
Yoga, like absolute Freedom, is a state, not a practice. One does not arrive at it; one abides in it. There are many ways in which to abide in Yoga, all of them modes more than methods. And in fact, as is demonstrated by the names of the eighteen chapters of the Bhagavad Gita, every act and expression in life is a type of yoga for the realized soul. Finding this out, the wise practitioner — instead of trying to follow this path or that way — begins to select the kind of yoga he or she wants to live in each day, and that manifests what is needed for spiritual life and expresses the soul’s inner, divine traits. Thus is Yoga “natural Union with Divine Reality,” as Patanjali, the Father of Yoga, declares.