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There are some stories about prophets such as Elijah, who even if he attained the "Self" were not really transformed by it since he killed many people including youngsters who call him bald man... In India too there was a yogi who called fire from the sky on am entire village. The entire old Bible is full of examples like that (Moses, Joshua. Loth). Why is because the times were hard and violent?

The enlightened sage does not have a mind of his own but is a direct tool of the Almighty. Hence the actions of such a sage are the actions of God. The Enlightened being also does not do anything with his own will, as no such will exists. Neither does such a being react to praise or censure internally.

One who has 'siddhi-s' (supernormal powers) is not necessarily enlightened and can be far from it while the enlightened sage has all such powers within his realm.

Time itself does not exist for the enlightened sage. However, the sage continues to play his 'part' in the drama called life under the will of the Almighty. The difference between such a sage and the layman is that the sage is fully aware of his true self and rests there permanently, looking at the world as a dream, completely unaffected internally with what happens or does not happen, though displaying various apparent emotions as an actor does while playing his role.

Getting angry at being rebuked or beaming with happiness at praise is not the sign of enlightenment.

Completely free from the shackles of desire, anger, greed, attachment, arrogance and jealousy under any circumstance, the sage is pure consciousness manifest, the very representation of the 'Brahman' (Almighty) in flesh & blood. He is always in his state of supreme bliss, completely content in the self by the self. He is as innocent as a little child, yet there is nothing which he does not know.

The same cannot be said of the layman who perceives the world & its situations as real and goes through the dualities of pain & pleasure.

ॐ तत् सत्
(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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