Be careful on the Path

As you progress on the path of yoga, in the abode of Shiv, the first encounter is with pret. Prets are among the ganas of Shiv,

By Yogi Ashwini

With the change in yugs, and downfall in creation, each one is responsible for his/herself. It is up to you where you want to reach. If someone tries to prevent you from walking the path of reality, then you must ask them the reason. What is it that is wrong in yoga? It prescribes not to lie, not to steal or collect, is that what is wrong? Or is sitting in silence which is wrong? I can understand resistance, if you are going for yoga and in the name of yoga, rave parties are happening like music and dance or you are being asked for money or being told to go against your family, but if you are experiencing subtler dimensions and having experience of Gods and Goddesses, then you must definitely ask, and not just ask, but think yourself that why you are being stopped from performing a yagya or sitting in silence. Stories from puranas are full of instances where sadhaks and practitioners are being prevented. Examples of Mirabai, Prahlad and Rishi Vishvamitra are glaring.

The Narsingh avatar of Vishnu was to explain that even your near and dear ones can be wrong…anyone who takes you away from reality is wrong. The purpose of an avatar is to guide us on the right path, to give us direction. Avatars are an exception. But if you have had your experience, and if still you choose to listen to the prets, then you pave the path for your descent.

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