Decision making capability is the prime characteristic feature of our mind. Thus it is commonly said – “निश्चयात्मिका बुद्धिः“ When a seeker get caught in confusion, his ability to make proper decisions can risk him safely. Hence the decision making capability of a yoga seeker provides him firm support in his way to success.
Jansang Parityagi (renounce society)
As mentioned in the earlier article, excessive socializing can effect the progress of a yoga seeker. Here also relinquishing the society proves to be beneficial for a yoga seeker.
Above mentioned are the six factors that aid the progress of yoga seeker and six factors which can hamper the progress of yoga seeker emphasized by Swami Svatmaramji Maharaj.
Procuring divine qualities through yoga
As the yoga seeker tends to progress in yoga practice, he starts to attain divine powers. Bhagavan Shri Krishna stated in the description of divine qualities that when a yoga seeker practices yoga he would bless him with courage in the first place and offer him these divine qualities.
अभयं सत्त्वसंशुद्धिर्ज्ञानायोग्व्यवस्थितिह |
दानम दमास्का यज्ञश्च स्वाध्यायस्तप आर्जवम ||
अहिंसा सत्यमक्रोधस्त्यागः शांतिरपैशुनं |
दया भूतसवालोलुपत्वं मार्दवं ह्रीरचापलम् ||
तेजः क्षमा धृतिः शौचमद्रोहो नातिमानिता |
भवन्ति सम्पदं दैवीमभिजातस्य भरता ||
Abhay means being bold. A seeker of yoga tends to give up fear for the betterment of society and perceives the ability to suppress the injustice. In addition to these he achieves lucid consciousness, he enables himself to achieve a firm position in gyan yoga in the stream of philosophy, he tends to make pious donations, he succeeds to grab control over his senses, he gets immersed in worshipping the deities and gurus, and performing best practices of angihotra and other such deeds, study of scriptures and vedantas, chanting the Lords name and his qualities, perseverance to abide by his duties. The yoga seeker tends to imbibe simplicity into his body, attitude and behaviour. Moving further the yoga seeker would refrain from hurting others mentally, verbally or physically. He would prefer to speak only truth in appealing tone even with the ones who are against him without any hostility. He would rather treat everyone with same respect and affection without being mercurial and judgmental and regardless of their feelings towards him. He always treats the deceased with love and kindness. Bhagvan Shri Krishna stated that though a yoga seeker is still dwelling in materialistic world, he would become aloof of all its enticements. Apart from these the yoga seeker will be gifted with komaltha (gentle behaviour) and lajja (shyness) as a result of divine qualities they attain through constant practice of yoga. Lajja (shyness) is in its way a great quality. But these qualities do not persist in drug addicts. On the contrary, a decent yoga seeker would retreat unnecessary distractions and achieve the ultimate glory. The yoga seeker would also be blessed with compassion and patience in the form of divine qualities. Bhagawan Shi again stated that the yoga seeker always remains sacred both in his outer and inner selves and does not encourage any kind of rivalry with anyone. Thus not boosting up self-esteem excessively also is one of the best features of yoga seekers. Hence a yoga seeker will be filled with all the above mentioned divine qualities in other words these qualities will be apparently exhibited in any yoga seeker. Through these qualities the seeker moves ahead for the sake of everyone’s welfare and dedicates his life to perform sacred deeds in the name of god and attain salvation.