Which Yoga Should I Follow
The Master Course - Bodhinatha's Insights
Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami gives a presentation on a topic which festured in the July/August/September 2012 Hinduism Today edition entitled "Which Yoga Should I Folow?" In this presentation, Bodhinatha outlines the nature and purpose of each of the four yogas, namely Karma Yoga (path of selfless action), Bhakti Yoga path of (devotion), Raja yoga (path of meditation) and Jnana Yoga (path of knowledge). We can choose a particular yoga based on our temperament. For example, if we are in a emotional state, we may engage in bhakti yoga; meditative (raja yoga); intellectual state (jnana yoga); physically active (karma yoga). If we are unsure, we may simply begin with karma yoga and bhakti yoga which would help bring out our refined qualities of humility, devotion and gratitude. Whilst we may focus on one type of yoga it is advisable to practice the other three types of yoga in our quest for spiritual unfoldment.