Sat Guru Gorakh!
Greetings from the Land of Mt. Everest & Lord Buddha.
Not blowing own trumpet, Tushita-Nepal is in the classic location
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FACTS OF YOGA
MEANING OF YOGA: First of all, people should know that Yoga is a pure Sanskrit / Nepali word meaning ‘to add’ or ‘to connect’. So, obviously- Yoga is to add our subtle soul with the supreme divine soul. Till today the word Yoga is used in mathematical term for addition in the schools of Nepal and all the terminology of Yoga is in Nepalese language daily use.
WHAT IS YOGA?
Yoga is the journey from the self- through the self and to the self. Flowing with the law of nature and living with complete understanding, accepting whatever the situation pain or pleasure, is Yoga. Indeed, being and living in now- connecting the divine energy is Yoga. Performing Dharma (duties and responsibilities) with utmost sincerity as per the teachings is Vedas is Yoga in a true sense.
WHY YOGA FOR?
Yoga is the only royal road to the divine source- supreme consciousness (ultimate salvation). We must live a Yogic life (not with ashes or beard as seen in Indian Yogis but following the teaching of Vedas) in order to be connected with the Almighty Creator and live a well disciplined happy- healthy- peaceful life. It is the only key for happiness and peace. No doubt, yoga cures all the 1008 physical health problems but it enhances spiritual growth balancing material and spiritual life. Regular practice of Hatha Yoga purifies our body- mind- soul, gives positive thoughts that drives for right action and results good result. Definitely, good result gives satisfaction/contentment and pure consciousness grows naturally. Eventually, self- realization gives happiness and peace in life.
ORIGIN OF YOGA: Shiva Samita says that Guru Gorakshanath (awakened consciousness of Lord Shiva) taught Hatha Yoga to human beings for the first time to humans in order to be connected and live a well disciplined and healthy life. Pious land of Nepal is the origin place of Tantra, Yoga and Meditation. So, we believe that Yoga was in practice from the beginning of human civilization.
Regarding the history of Yoga, it is ridiculous that western world cannot go beyond Indus valley civilization (Hindus of India), just 3500 yrs ago whereas yoga has a written history of 12,000 years in Nepal. They often say “it is ‘No’ because we do not know”. They should explore facts and open curtains with apt understanding. Recent archaeological findings in ancient caves of Mustang-Nepal disclosed by national geography, BBC, Elite-readers say that meditation was in practice 9,000 yrs before Hindus of India. However, we believe this practice is much older as Yoga-Meditation is one of the Chapter of the 4th Veda- Atharvaveda. Here, yoga lover must know about Vedas and The Greater Nepal.
Vedas (book of knowledge) is the father of all the literature and scientific discoveries. In fact, it is the constitution of whole human beings. Veda Vyasa, born in Damauli –Nepal, is the compiler of ‘The Four Vedas’. Moreover, the important fact is that Hindus dwelling in Indus Valley civilization were the same Aryans migrated from the Himalayas of Nepal practicing the same culture and traditions like we have till today. Also, may the world know that THE GREATER NEPAL had spread half of the today’s India including Kashmir, Delhi, Agra, Calcutta, Eastern Sikkim, some part of Tibet including Holy Mt. Kailash (Manasarowar Lake). The map shows crystal clear evidence stamped from both side governments just 80 yrs ago. I will keep this map in my coming book “Eternal Truth-Bliss and Beauty”. Even, the name ‘India’ is given by the British ruler. Long before, it was Hindustan and called Bharat because great emperor of Nepal called Bharat had ruled the whole Indian continent-still his Kingdom Bharatpur lie in Narayanghat district of Nepal. So, the name of India “Bharat” itself inherits from great King Bharat. Google and Wikipedia is not the ultimate information source. It is pity that people cannot go before Indus valley civilization (Hindus of India) and again they don’t know that those Aryans (meaning well cultured people) were migrated from the Himalayas of Nepal.
Yogi Patanjali, compiler of Patanjali Yoga Sutra, is considered as the father of modern Yoga and entire yoga related institution of the world is following his yoga principles. But, it is shame that they do not know he was born in a tranquil village of Bhojpur district of Nepal. May the world come and discover the facts of yoga. Long later, Hindus of India used to come to the Original Rishikesh - the Ruru Kshetra of Nepal in order to learn Vedic culture and practiced yoga. We need to thank the Indian yogis who spread yoga and meditation to the outer world for the noble cause. However, not giving the facts – right information of yoga is considered out of Yogi’s Dharma.
LIMBS OF YOGA: There are 8 limbs of yoga- Yama (self restrain), Niyama (scriptural rules), Asana (sitting posture), Pranayama (breathing exercise), Pratyahara (with-drawl of senses), Dharna (concentration), Dhyana (meditation) and Samadhi (salvation) as taught in Goraksha-Samhita. It cannot be called yoga if not followed all the eight limbs. Besides a few, Indian’s and Westerner’s yoga is no more than a physical exercise (head stand and poses). Only closing eyes and stretching body parts do not make a Yogi. Otherwise, acrobats, athlete, swimmers, football players would be a yogi as they are very physically fit. But, it is not so. People should be aware that we are not only in the body form but mind and soul too. Therefore, yoga is more to focus on purifying our body- mind and soul.
TYPES OF YOGA: GYANA YOGA (knowledge), BHAKTI YOGA (devotion), KARMA YOGA (selfless duty), RAJA YOGA (purity), HATHA YOGA (activating male and female Nadis) are the types of yoga. May you not be confused with the 1080 types of yoga styles as named in India and western countries. People should understand that yoga is just Yoga like we call water for the water. It must not be called with other adjectives otherwise, it sounds like saying Nepali water or British water or American water. I have heard hundred of yoga styles. They must not put adjectives before yoga and pollute in its beauty and essence. People must know that Hatha Yoga is the father of all the yoga styles. If they inhale- exhale from other holes than it can be named with different names but if they do pranayamas through nostrils stimulating Pingala (Ha) and Ida (Tha) nadis; then it is Hatha Yoga- pranayama that up rises Susumna nadi through our body chakras.
CONCLUSION: Therefore, researchers must need to turn the pages of Vedas and know the origin of Tantra-Yoga- Meditation. This is the only country in the world that does not celebrate independent day because she is blessed by Guru Gorakshanath. From the time immemorial, Nepal is an independent country; never conquered flickering unique triangular flag with pride and prestige.
Yogi Panchavedi !