Existence itself arises from the subtle forces of intelligence and mental power. By searching pure and righteous knowledge we are able to finally align ourselves with some of the building blocks of the existence...
So flow the words of the famous Yogis... How to get to know considerably more about their philosophy and goals? We are not satisfied by a humble Jnana yoga description. In our article we will try to look behind the dusty stage of numerous Yogic studios established comparatively long ago all over the continents of Earth, behind Jnana yoga description, further and further to see Jnana Yoga origins, its true philosophy and the ways of accomplishment of its subtle ideas. East, or Orient, possesses the dubious glory of being too mysterious and far too vague. Let us see if those rumors prove right.
But who is going to help us, ignorant in Sanskrit and Vedic wisdom western beginners in Yoga? In the last century some of the known Yogic masters of India - Sri Aurobindo and Swami Vivekananda being probably the most famous of them - expanded their influence far beyond Asia. Their descendant, Master Sri Chinmoy is the authority to clarify us on the challenges for the seeker of Jnana knowledge to face.
If we want to see an object of the outer world, first, we have to keep our eyes open, but we also need light - it can be the light of the Sun or a light brought by electricity, or another kind of light. But as for the inner world, we do not need any light at all. Even if our eyes are closed we can still see God, the Light illuminating itself. In the idea of this oneness of God unlit and uncovered in the Self lies the nondualism of Jnana Yoga.
God, according to Jnana yoga description, is not to be perceived from the outside. God is the very thing that can and should be unfolded from the inside of a human being.
In the everyday life every human being has billions of questions to ask. In your spiritual life, a day dawns when you feel that the only one question worth asking is: "Who am I?" The answer lying in the depths of Jnana Yoga origins is: "I am not merely the body; I am its Inner Pilot."
Through the ages of human history the spiritual teachers directed the seekers "inward". Guru Sri Chinmoy illustrates the idea of this "inwardness" hidden in Jnana Yoga description. Our goal lies within ourselves. In order to reach that goal we have to switch our mental focus to the spiritual life. In our spiritual life, the most needed thing is self-awareness or self-consciousness. Without that, everything is an abandoned desert. When we are about to enter some dark place, we take a flashlight or any other light to be able to know where we are and where are going to. If we want to explore our unlit spiritual life, we have to accept the help of our self-consciousness. Let us penetrate deeper into this matter. We know that it is the sun that illuminates the Earth. But how do we know it? We are aware of it by the help of our self-revealing consciousness.
The work of the sun is not self-revealing. It is your consciousness of the star that makes you feel that it illuminates the world. That consciousness is a borderless ocean of delight. When we drink a drop of water from the sea, it always tastes salty. In the same manner, during your meditation, if you drink just a tiny drop from that ocean of divine delight, you will taste the delight. That delight is immortality.