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Sir, You say that whatever happens to a person is a part of his destiny. However if somehow we know before that something big and unpleasant(anhoni) going to come and we try hard to stop it from happening, can trying to stop something which is predetermined possible?

To whom do these questions apply? To the Ego & the body which are unreal. Nothing happens in terms of the absolute reality. Hence it is not necessary to try and stop anything willfully as long as one has surrendered to God. Neither is it possible to change the outcome of that which will happen. What is required is to follow one's Dharma and leave the rest to HIM who takes care of everything.

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(That Supreme being is the absolute truth)


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The term 'Yoga' is a derivative of the Samskruth verb 'Yuj' which refers to union. 'Yoga', also called 'Brahma vidy‚' is the eternal dissolution of the individual 'Aham' (Ego) into the Atman (self) for 'Mukti' (liberation). Mere indulgence in '¬sana' or physical postures is not Yoga. ¬sana is only one limb or 'Anga' of Yoga. The eight limbs viz. Yama, Niyama, ¬sana, Pr‚n‚y‚ma, Praty‚h‚ra, Dh‚rana, Dhy‚na and Sam‚dhi are the means to Yoga. Brahmacharya or spiritually based continence is one of the important components of 'Yama'. 'Brahmacharya':- "Brahmani charyathey ithi" - "To surrender one's Ego and go with the will of the Almighty."


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