Yoga Sustains the Universe

Sutra 1:26 purveyance api guru kalena anavachchhedat

From this untainted super consciousness, that unconditioned one not limited by time (kalena), has been imparting the knowledge of yoga with no break or division in between eons (anavachchhedat) to ancient (purvesham) seers and saints (guru) for eternity.

The Blessed Lord said: I instructed this imperishable science of yoga to the sun-god, Vivasvan and Vivasvān instructed it to Manu the father of mankind, and Manu in turn instructed it to Ikṣvāku.

~ The Bhagavad Gita ~

If you have a theoretical bent in you, then the above passage will act as food for Google search. There is ample literature on the subject in the wired world to keep you occupied for the rest of your natural life. If you are not a scholar but a Yogi, than you will know that words in itself are just words, like a salad recipe, it's not going to to satisfy the hunger pangs.

While knowledge mostly acts as an ego boosting tool for a scholar or a scientist who think they are seizing the secrets of nature and enlarging the boundaries of human knowledge by their own ingenuity, for a Yogi though, knowledge is imparted through the Divine teacher (Guru) in the exact degree to which you have been able to align your energy with IT.

You can use words to impress foolish people, or use the knowledge inherent within wise words to liberate the soul. What are you my friend, a scholar or a Yogi...a little of both maybe?

To us lay people, it may seem that true Yoga is a science that has been forgotten because we hardly see anyone practice it. Do not make that mistake. Yoga is being imparted since the begining of creation with no breaks in between.

Entities such as Manus, Buddhas and Devatas, however high their status, must derive their power from God. That is why He is called Isvara, the Supreme Lord or Ruler. A Solar system, though insignificant as compared with the Cosmos, is still a gigantic phenomenon in time and space. Many planets are born in it, live their life and then disappear, providing during a certain period of their existence a field for the evolution of the innumerable souls (Jivatmas) who are part of the Solar System.source

There are adepts not only on earth, but other worlds and dimensions who are advanced practitioners of Yoga. The Sages, Bhrigu, Vasistha, Kratu, Angira, Manu, Pulasya, Pulaha, Gautama, Raibhya, Marichi, Chyavana, Daksha, Sanatkumara, Sanaka, Sanandana, Sanatana, Asuri and Pingala are imparting Yoga perpetually throughout the worlds. Yoga is what sustains the entire cosmos in which are infinite universes (Brahmanda). Within these universes are galaxies and within these are solar systems. Ishvara, in this context, means the presiding diety of a solar system.

He is not the Absolute, but still the Supreme Teacher who over billions of years guides the different humanities and races which appear and then disappear on the habitable planets. We do not know of this because our energy is not in harmony with the Sages, Rishis, and Munis, let alone The Ishvara.

In todays times, the basic principles of altruism and truth, which form the foundational tenets of yoga seem to be utterly out of fashion. People don't even stop to ponder what these mean, and why they matter. For example, how many of us know that empathy, kindness, and compassion are attributes of altruism?

If there is a movie casting top actors at the local theatre, and on the same block there is a lecture on altruism, if a group of people are then given the option of choose whether they would like to go to the movie or the lecture, the overwhelming majority will pick the movie over the lecture on altuism. This disparity is evident all over the world, and this mindset is the reason behind all the suffering on our planet.

In order to rise above this suffering, one needs to see through the illusion that the material world presents.

  • 1.26 purveyance api guru kalena anavachchhedat
  • purvesham - of the first, former, earlier, ancient

  • api - too, also

  • guruh - teacher

  • kalena - by time

  • anavachchhedat - not limited by (time), no break or division, continuous