"You see, yoga is a big misnomer in the West, people don’t know what this yoga is. Because even if you read Patanjali, it is said that you have to get to your Self–Realization and then how to grow in your Self–Realization. Once you start growing in your Self–Realization, you develop such a personality that you see the whole world as one. You reach your wholesomeness. ... So the whole thing is, that we haven’t got the wholesomeness. We are not integrated. The whole world is not integrated so far. It’s only possible when you reach that point, which is within us, which is collectively conscious, and that is the Spirit. Once you reach that point, you hit the collective consciousness, and when you become collective, you understand the wholesomeness of yourself.
So what people are seeking here in yoga, is really something that is brought from there by people who don’t understand. Yoga means union with the Divine, it means union with the Divine. When you become one with the Divine, the Divine starts flowing through you and you become part and parcel of the whole. You become. It’s not question of just taking a certificate. It’s not running on the street or standing on your heads, it’s not yoga. ...
So the craziness that you find or the imbalances you find is lost, because we have just turned our faces [from] that thing called the Spirit, because we could not reach there with our mental projection. So what we have to do, is just take to this new dimensional approach by which you become that thing that you have to become, for which you have come on this earth. And that, if you get it, you are there."
(H.H.Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Radio Interview, Vienna, Austria, 1984)
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