It is the natural intelligence of
the Yoga Shakti, which is the power of nature herself, that directs and plans the
work of Yoga, not our own personal mentality. We can aid in her work.
By our assent to the work we allow her force to act within us. But we
cannot do the work ourselves. What is mortal, finite and limited cannot
become immortal, infinite or unlimited.
But if we surrender our mortal nature
to a higher aspiration we can create the space, the field and the
matrix for the immortal powers to manifest themselves.
There are many different paths and styles of Yoga but all come under
five different areas----
The Path of Knowledge,
The Path of Devotion,
The Path of Technique,
The Path of Service, and
The Integral Path combining all four.
While all spiritual and religious
teachings have their practice, their Yoga, it is in the Eternal
Teaching or Sanatana Dharma from the Himalayas that we find the
greatest diversity and freedom of such approaches. It has no
insistence that the individual must follow one path or another. Even
within a particular path there is no insistence that the individual
must follow one style or another. What is essential is that we
follow a path, one which most appeals to our inner nature and true
heart, and that we give our full attention and dedication to it, not
as a matter of personal effort or striving, but as the expression of
the fullness of our life and being and our need to transcend.