Yoga योग is the union of individual soul with the Supreme Soul which results by a process after having controlled all senses with mind.
Yoga results in being freed from the attachment from pain.
Yoga is the restraint of mental modifications and mainly of four varieties - The Raja Yoga राजयोग , Hatha Yoga हठयोग , Mantra Yoga मन्त्रयोग and Laya Yoga लययोग .
The above is the popular interpretation of Yoga. Taking Yoga as union, it is the union of the enjoyer, the bestower of the enjoyment and the object of enjoyment. In a word the Bestower of enjoyment is the Mother, the enjoyer is the devotee and the enjoyed is the universe in the first instance and later She Herself. There is a stage when both are enjoyers of each other. During the last stages there is the unification of all these three as one. Next two remaining unified and finally one alone remains.
The highest form of Mother as Infinite Source of the essence of Sattwikness सात्विक alone is the bestower of enjoyment and may be called योगदा Yogadaa. The next form with greater portion of Rajas रजस is the enjoyer, the devotee. Here She may be called Yogini योगिनी . And the third containing predominating portion of immovability and material nature is that of the universe, In this She may be called Yogyaa योग्या. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 655
Bearer of the Yoke.
We have referred to souls that take to approaching Her by knowledge. Yoga, devotion and Karma by which last, what is meant is remaining in the world with righteousness and practice of love and service , with Faith in Her and self-surrender to Her, with discharging of one's duties without the desire of fruit or the egotism of ownership or authorship.
One question crops up here, which is so often is used as an argument by the discouraging opponents. " Does God come to fill in your bags of corn ? Is not God's subject good only for talking during leisure hours when nothing else is to be done ? If you are after God , is not even maintenance impossible ?
This word states that what has been often promised. "She bears the burden of those who try to follow Her path either as Jnanins ज्ञानी , Bhaktas भक्त , Yogis योगी or Karma Nishthas कर्मनिष्ठ .
ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 657
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