International Day of YOGA, June 21'st 2017: BHAKTI YOGA June 21 2017, 0 Comments
The Yoga of Devotion: BHAKTI YOGA
YOGA is Union with the Self. The paths to achieve this Union are many. The road taken ranging from being Immersed in Knowledge (GYAN Yoga), Disciplined in Action (KARMA Yoga), Or Simply being in Love (BHAKTI Yoga). Eventually all paths merge, overlap and take you to the One same Divinity “The Electricity” that Illuminates all the Bulbs. The Bulb WILL drop. The Electricity will remain Unchanged, Unaffected!! This International Day June 21’st 2017, At Ekaa we offer our Deepest Gratitude to the Masters that have devoted their Life in the Search and Service of God, offering mankind profound knowledge and guidance to wade their way out from mundane meaningless existence, to something above and beyond.
BHAKTI Yoga is the Unfaltering Aligning of Oneself to Divine Will in Complete Faith and Surrender. Knowing HE is the Doer. You are simply the Instrument. IT is all happening Through you, NOT BY You. BHAKTI is Living Life with Unconditional Devotion and Service to a Higher Cause. Free from the Lure of Endless, Insatiable Desires, Living with Purity, Strength and Ability.
At EKAA Hands That Create, we introduce this breath taking painting of HANUMAN: One That is Free From DOUBT, The Greatest Devotee Ever. The painting is made in oil and embossed in 24kt gold foil, following the famous tradition of Tanjore Paintings.
Hanuman, The Most Popular Deity in the Hindu Pantheon, Is one of the Main Character in the Epic The Ramayana, The Largest Ancient Epic in World Literature. Hanuman Represents Many Things, at Many Levels.
The Story: Prince Rama’s wife Sita is abducted by the Evil Ten-Headed Demon King Ravana. Hanuman with his agility is able to leap across the sky & sea to find the location of Sita. With his supernatural abilities he helps Lord Rama win the war against Ravana and bring Sita back home safe.
At the Un-manifest Level Rama is the Supreme Consciousness and Hanuman is the Natural State of Love, Bliss, and Equanimity. They are Inseparable.
At the Manifest Micro-cosmic level the Mind (Sita) has been separated from Self (Rama) by the Senses (Ravana) that have fallen into Negative tendencies (Lust, Anger, Greed, Cravings & Ego). With the help of the Pranayaama Breath (Hanuman) the: Senses are Restrained * Ego is Silenced * Control of the Mind regained * and Balance Restored to the Body & Life.
Why Monkey: The monkey is by nature agile, fearless, mischievous and strong. Absorbed in animalistic tendencies it causes havoc. The unrestrained mind like the restless monkey jumps hither-thither causing disturbance to itself and others. It is when it finds Focus, Direction and Devotion, that it awakens to its own Supreme Potential. Established in the Self it is able to perform Stupendous Feats, thereby rising from Ordinary to Extraordinary.