SM023, PURNA YOGA AND OTHER YOGAS

a poem by Rajaram Ramachandran, India - poetry writer, author, poet

THE MOTHER OF PONDICHERRY

All other yogas mean Soul’s liberation,
But Purna Yoga aims at transformation
Of human life into Divine life in action,
Not liberated from birth and death soon.

In Purna Yoga the soul is not for
Individual salvation, but stands for
A greater fulfillment of Divine intention,
In the Soul’s liberated status then.

Other yogas listed are Hatha Yoga,
Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Jnana Yoga,
Raja Yoga, and Tantra under Indian Yogas,
Which purifies the respective body parts.

Whereas Purna Yoga uses all the parts
Of the body, vital, and mind to promote
The wholesome awakening of the Soul,
To free it from nature’s hands, as a whole.

In the Kundalini Yoga, the energy goes
From the bottom to the top chakras,
While in Purna Yoga the energy moves
Upside down to open the last chakra.

At the end of Purna Yoga, the man
Turns himself from the human
To the Divine in his sincere attempt,
Not following narrow austerities for it.

Traditional Yogas use physical methods.
And they follow life-shunning ways,
While Purna Yoga uses a spiritual method,
And it embraces firmly life in its fold.

In other Yogas, Yogis can curse one,
But a Purna Yogi doesn’t curse anyone,
As it’s linked more with human lives,
And their elevation to supra-minded Souls.

In traditional Yoga, the ego is partly removed.
And is done sitting in the dense forest,
But in Purna Yoga ego is fully wiped out
And it accepts lives associating with it.

In Indian tradition, there is no chance
Of a woman doing Yoga or penance,
But Mother allowed those women
Willing to go in the path of Divine.
























SM022. PURNA YOGA (2)
THE MOTHER OF PONDICHERRY
SM024, II PART INTRODUCTION

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