Yoga Principle defines System of Yoga. First step is yoga initiation, second step is hearing or study thrid step is contemplation, fourth step is meditation and fifth is samadhi or realization of supreme self Yoga Initiation or Diksha is the first step of yoga principle in which guru transmits power in student to cut his illusionsecond step of yoga principle is Hearing or Study holy books to know the godthird step of yoga principle is contemplation in which devotee contemplate on what he heard and/or studied about god and how to know the supreme self (the God)Fourth step of Yoga principle is meditation in which devotee meditate of verses, form of god etc to realize the God      fifth and the last step of Yoga Principle is realization of Supreme Self or God



प्रेम ही ईश्वर है

Love is God.

God is Love.

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Contemplation means thinking deeply over something, i.e. contemplation refers to thinking deeply over God in the case of yoga practice.  Contemplation is known as a thought process which takes mind in a single direction only.  Wisdom of true-false, mortal-immortal (vivek or power of discretion) is produced by the second step of yoga practice system "hearing".  The discretion power of true-false, self-other, mortal-immortal is known as wisdom and teh process, the action of thinking like this is known as contemplation.  B hearing and contemplating on sacred stories of God, divine lone in the lotus feet of the God is produced and attachment from mortal and false worldly enjoyments is totally lost.  Accompanied this the disciple start to grasp the fact that, "God is manifested as the world just like a rope feels as a snake due to illusion, and actually soul and God is one and the same.  Understanding this elementary secret like that is known as wisdom (vivek).  When distinction of this true-false is proved then attachment is lost from false worldly enjoyments, and mind is isolated from all worldly things and worldly actions and this is known as detachment (vairagya).

This way, by contemplation, wisdom and detachment is produced in mind by which mind is purified and properties like forgiveness, simplicity, purity, nutralness in good and bad etc. are produced in disciple/devotee.  Mind. body, senses becomes detached from worldly enjoyments and he want to stay at banks of holy rivers, caves, forest etc. peaceful and solitude places.  The disciple/devotee keeps thinking deep over form of God by means of wisdom and detachment produced by contemplation.  This contemplation is an essential process for every yoga practitioner irrespective of the way (hath yoga, karma yoga, bhakti yoga, jnan yoga, raja yoga etc.) he selected.   Wisdom-detachment are principle elements in contemplation (manan), the third step of system of yoga.  Detachment means dislike of worldly enjoyment, non-attachment or isolation from them and experience of self.  This state of detachment is not troublesome or hard for disciples who get spiritual education under guru because disciple can ask infinite questions raised in their minds during contemplation, detachment to guru and get answers instantly by him.  But, for devotees who are doing practice without guru, this state of detachment is very painful, although this pain is good.  Although approximately all people in the world have detachment in their mind.  In common language, almost all people express their painful views as "Alas! I am tired of repeated sufferings, I want to escape to forest, or it is better to be a monk; my mind is disengaged from world, etc."  This is known as detachment. Why this happens? This happens because the self has a nature to realize itself.  The self is seer of this world nd when it want to see itself it is said detachment in the view of worldly people.

There are three types of detachment :- slow, medium and fast.  When it is slow we decide to leave enjoyments but within a moment our mind is engaged in enjoyments.  This kind of detachment appears and disappears in mind just like lightening in clouds.  But remember detachment is always there in mind like lightening in clouds. When detachment is medium we slowly try to leave enjoyments and to know self.  But when it is very fast, then devotee's mind is approximately deeply concentrated in self and he leaves all worldly enjoyments.  Practically, a deeply detached person has to face many disagreements from his own relatives, friends etc., who follow worldly enjoyments.  Because they try their best to divert the mind of devotee to worldly enjoyments.  They say like this "who saw the God, yoga practice is very hard; yoga practice is not for us normal people, etc." and try to attract him.

But, strange, nobody is there to sit with him and ask him or suggest him that how and from where he can get answers, kind of knowledge, teachings required according to his feelings and experiences in the current situation.  On the contrary, all people (and/or slow detached people) starts to pour their worldly knowledge on him.  Why?  Because they themselves don't know the right way.  That's why their quotes are just like poison for him.  But God see everything, he is not cruel, he is merciful.  He see the actions of such devotee and when he see the devotee is trying hard to search him and praying him to show the right path, then play of God starts here, which takes the devotee to divine experiences.  These divine experiences leads the devotee to contemplate that certainly he is born to accomplish specific task assigned by God.

Why this happens?  This happens so, because there is a rule that yoga practice performed in previous birth never destroyed, on the contrary it is carry forwarded to next new births as it is and devotee has to start practice from that point where he left practice.  But in next birth, only God knows at which age the devotee will get it again.  It is seen that a devotee suddenly experience state of deep concentration/samadhi one day and gets many divine experiences.  When he wake up from that state he contemplate on what has happened with him.  Then he search for a person, scriptures, holy books, through which he can get evidence of his experiences and to know exactly what is happening with him and what and how he should do next.  But if a devotee didn't performed any yoga practicein previous birth, this is his first effort, he also gets many divine experiences.

Contemplative detached devotees gets company of similar detached devotees by the grace of God.  Talks of God give nectar like bliss to those contemplative devotees.  They spend many hours in association of each other and saints but their thirst doesn't quenched, they need more and more time to satsanga.  It seems to them that hours are spent as a minute.  They share their experiences to each other and ask devotional questions to each other.  They search for another scripture or person to get more answers.  And they get them playfully by the grace of God.  These devotees gets surprised and now have firm faith in existence of God.

Detachment is the key to get liberated from cycle of creation. Lord Krishna says in Gita :

Ashvatthamenam Suvirudhamulam Asangashastrena Dridena Chittva.

Tatah Padam Tat Parimargitavyam Yasmin Gata Na Nivartanti Bhuyah. || 15.3-4 ||

Devotee must cut down the so called tree of world which has roots of desires, with the help of weapon of detachment.  And then he should walk on the path of God from where there is no point of return of soul. || 15.3-4 ||

Such devotees should study YogaVashishtha (maharamayana), Gita, Bhagvat Mahapurana, Shiva Purana, Adhyatma Ramayana.  Study of these scriptures settles down all conflicts of mind.  Specifically YogaVashishtha or Maharamayana do this very well as you read it.  When all the conflicts are settled down, the mind of devotee/disciple becomes concentrated in God, this state is known as Meditation.

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