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  1. PoY 1: Yoga as Rejected by Arjuna

    There have been many yoga systems popularized in the Western world, especially in this century, but none of them have actually taught the perfection of yoga. In the Bhagavad-gītā, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, teaches A ...

  2. PoY 2: Yoga as Work in Devotion

    We have heard the names of so many different yogas and yogīs, but in Bhagavad-gītā Kṛṣṇa says that the actual yogī is he who has surrendered himself "fully unto Me." Kṛṣṇa proclaims that there is no difference between renu ...

  3. PoY 3: Yoga as Meditation on Kṛṣṇa

    In India there are sacred places where yogīs go to meditate in solitude, as prescribed in Bhagavad-gītā. Traditionally, yoga cannot be executed in a public place, but insofar as kīrtana-mantra-yoga, or the yoga of chanting the H ...

  4. PoY 4: Yoga as Body and Mind Control

    Throughout Bhagavad-gītā, Kṛṣṇa was encouraging Arjuna to fight, for he was a warrior, and fighting was his duty. Although Kṛṣṇa delineates the meditational yoga system in the Sixth Chapter, He does not stress it or encourage Arjuna to purs ...

  5. PoY 5: Yoga as Freedom from Duality and Designation

    This material world is a world of duality—at one moment we are subjected to the heat of the summer season and at the next moment the cold of winter. Or at one moment we're happy and at the next moment distressed. At one moment honored, at the ...

  6. PoY 6: The Fate of the Unsuccessful Yogī

    It is not that Bhagavad-gītā rejects the meditational yoga process; it recognizes it as a bona fide method, but it further indicates that it is not possible in this age. Thus the subject in the Sixth Chapter of Bhagavad-gītā is quickly ...

  7. PoY 7: Yoga as Reestablishing Relations with Kṛṣṇa

    We have heard many times of the yoga system. The yoga system is approved by Bhagavad-gītā, but the yoga system in Bhagavad-gītā is especially meant for purification. The aim is threefold: to control the senses, to purify activit ...

  8. PoY 8: The Perfection of Yoga

    It is a fact, therefore, that in the progress of the living entity toward the perfection of yoga, birth in a family of yogīs or devotees is a great boon, for such a birth gives one special impetus. prayatnād yatamānas tu yogī saṁśuddha- ...