When we think of yoga, the first thing that comes to mind are people twisted up, breathing deeply and rhythmically while chanting. Without question, most people associate yoga with physical exercise and classes filled with participants trying to stay in shape. But is this the meaning and purpose of yoga?
This article will shed some light on these questions, and it educates you about the meaning and purposes of true yoga. Here you will learn the most powerful framework for understanding yoga known as Radha-Krishna meditation. Yoga is actually a spiritual science, and the precepts are at the heart of all spirituality. That’s why the sacred yoga Doctrines provide the answers to the questions that we all wonder about such as, Is God real? What happens after we pass away? Is reincarnation real? Is there life on other planets, and how many planets exist?
Even the questions that science and religion do not answer are clearly explained and accounted for in the sacred yoga doctrines. The sacred yoga doctrines shed lots of light on our true nature as Humans. In fact, one of the main things that the yoga doctrines teach us is that we as living entities are not independent by nature. We are individual souls that are entirely dependent on the Supreme Soul of the Universe.
The underlying purpose of yoga is to reunite our souls with the Supreme, or ‘Super’ soul, just as an egg yolk is one with the egg as a whole. When we reunite with the Supreme soul and surrender accordingly, then we become whole and complete. This is just like the union between the souls of Radha and Lord Krishna. This is why the term yoga means ‘Union.’ And the highest forms of yoga are totally mental and spiritual. Understanding how the mind works, and the psychology of yoga is essential for working effectively with mind yoga.
So where does the relationship of Radha-Krishna fit into this equation? The relationship represents the transcendental love and bond between the Supreme Soul of the universe, and our souls. This is why meditation on Radha and Krishna in the right way is the highest form of yoga. I encourage you all to learn more about Radha and Krishna, and how this kind of meditation can benefit your existence, and improve karma.
The transcendental bond known as ‘Radha-Krishna’ is the ideal archetype, for grasping the meaning and purpose of true yoga. Just as Lord Krishna provides for His eternal consort known as Radha, the one who is situated in yoga is similarly preserved and protected by the soul of the universe. Just as egg yolk is shielded by the outer layers of the egg, so too are our souls protected and preserved by the soul of the universe. When our souls are too detached from the soul of the universe, which many people believe is God, then the individual souls can not become fulfilled or happy. Merging with the Supreme is the purpose of yoga. Yes, physical yoga does indeed facilitate this union as well. However, the most powerful way of achieving this union is through transcendental mind yoga.
Lord Krishna is known as the Lord of Yoga, He established the precepts of yoga, as the highest authority on yoga principle. Meditation on the concept and archetype of Radha-Krishna is by definition ‘transcendental yoga,’ and it empowers the mind to fully appreciate, use and benefit from the Divine Nectar of true yoga. Radha Krishna represents Divine Love, which is the objective of the highest forms of yoga.