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How is 'yoga' defined in the Gita?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    "karmasu kausalam yoga": Doing the allotted work well to the utmost capacity is Yoga.

    "cittavritti niroda yoga": Control of inner and outer senses and stilling the mind is Yoga.

    "samatvam yoga muchyate": Maintaining equanimity under all circumstances is Yoga...

    Source(s): -Sri Satya Sai Babu in Gita discourses
  • 1 decade ago

    There are two direct indications of Yoga in Gita.

    Samatwam Yogamuchyate - Equanimity (of mind at all times) is said to be yoga

    Yoga karmasu koushalam - Excellence in performance (complete involvement during action) is yoga

    But these are the results which Krishna indicates as a result of yoga, as arjuna at that point wishes to understand the state of the yogi.

    In my perception, krishna defines yoga when he says "Sarva samkalpa sanyasi yogaarudaaha tat uchyate"

    He also says "Na hi sanyasta samkalpaha yogi bhavati kaschana"

    ie. One who has renounced samkalpa (vrittis, thoughts) is a yogi one who has identified himself with the source of the samkalpa and remain merged there is a yogi. (Yogi yunjeeta satatam, aatmaanam rahasi stitam).

    Source(s): Bhagawad Gita, Chapter 7, 2
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    There are different types of yoga.

  • 1 decade ago

    mind in matter

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  • 1 decade ago

    no clue

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