617 – Namaste Yoga and become my life

Yoga enables us to evolve as an individual and seek the divine within us.

Kabirdas, the great poet-saint was recognized by Hindus and Muslims. He said that the pot is in the water, the water is in the pot; water is both within and without. The pot is symbolic of the human form; the water represents the essence of creation in the form of consciousness and energy, both within and without. This is the human state. We are surrounded by higher nature, and that experience is also within. How ever there is a covering, a shell (the veil) which does not allow the merger of one with the other.

How does the merger take place?

The pot breaks; the water mixes with the water; the earthen pot breaks and what happens? The water which is contained inside mixes with the water outside—they become one. So, this earthen pot is the identity of the body, and ego which we have developed in life. It is this identity that one has to drop eventually if one wants to mix the water which is contained within us, with the water that surrounds us.

This saying of Saint Kabirdas explains the aim and direction of Yoga.

From Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati: On the Wings of the Swan.

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