The Fascination with Yoga

The purpose of YOGA

Understanding the Purpose of Yoga

The purpose of YOGA, in the spiritual and adhyatmik sense, Yoga aims to achieve a connection with the “self” beyond the aham (ego), known as the Aatma (soul), and then link the Aatma with Paramatma (sometimes also referred to as The Supreme Soul or the Supreme Shiv Consciousness or Brahman or Ishvar depending upon the tradition you follow). This union aims to grant us Moksha, freeing us from the repeated cycle of birth, death, and rebirth, which is filled with suffering. The ultimate goal of Yoga involves overcoming the attachments and desires of the body and mind and establishing a connection with the soul, which is not a separate entity, but rather an integral part of a larger consciousness.

The purpose of YOGA in Ancient Bharat

In the ancient kingdom of Bharat, named after the great world-conquering and uniting king Bharat, many yogis (those who followed the path of yoga to achieve enlightenment) and rishis (enlightened beings who perceive unfiltered cosmic truth) dedicated their lives to studying Yoga and its teachings. They discovered that among all that exists in the cosmos, Yoga may be humanity’s greatest gift, offering a systematic path that, when followed, can lead to Moksha – the ultimate liberation from the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth.

The Fascination with the Purpose of YOGA

The yogis, constantly seeking higher truths, found the path and purpose of Yoga fascinating. They noted that Yoga also serves as the perfect path to free individuals from the accumulation of their Samskara. Samskara refers to the deep, impactful impressions on our consciousness left by all our thoughts, words, and actions in both this life and previous lives. The yogis recognized that Yoga provides a means to purify the soul and transcend the limitations of the physical body and the impulses of the mind.

The Fascination with Yoga
The Fascination with Yoga

Loss and Rediscovery of Yoga’s Wisdom

However, many unfortunate tides of time have led to a significant loss of Yoga’s ancient knowledge during the troubled times of the Muslim invasion of India and the subsequent ban of Yoga during Christian occupation. It is disheartening to witness the loss of much of the wisdom from Ancient Bharat due to these invasions. The invaders specifically targeted universities and intellectuals as a strategy.

Preserving and Spreading Yoga’s Teachings

We must remain hopeful as some of the important teachings persist, and many of the teachings of Yoga are also experiencing rediscovery and sharing with the world. With awareness of this newfound knowledge, we must stay dedicated to not only preserving the teachings authentically but also spreading them and aiding others in finding their path to liberation.

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When great meets the greatness: A tale of Alexander and the yogi

Many people in modern world do not dwell into tales of the past and this is why they keep making mistakes. The eternal truths have been revealed to us and stand as much true today as they did in the ancient world, for once upon a time even the ancients thought that they live in a modern world. What we call modern today will become ancient to others in a thousand years time.

An important tale i would like to share is perhaps of that person who the western world calls as the greatest emperor that rose from amongst them. There is a lot to be learnt from this so do read with full awareness.

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As Alexander pushed for new glories, he encountered the gymnosophists (the Greek word for yogi). Ten yogis were captured and brought to Taxila. As had been informed to them about their intellect capabilities, he decided to test them. He thought of playing a game with them. He declared that he would ask each of them a question, and put to death the one who had the worst answer.

1-Who are the majority the dead or the leaving?

• The yogi answered the living cause the dead does not exist anymore.

My answer- The dead, because the living can be counted, but the dead can’t.

2- Which is the most cunning animal?

• The yogi said the one that human still could not find.

My answer- the one who doesn’t reveal a……………………………………………………..!

3- What is more powerful? Life or death?

• The yogis said Life, because life cause life beings more illnesses

My answer- Easy, Death. In life you go away from god, in death you go back to god.

4- How can a human be more loved?

• The yogi answered, by being powerful without promoting fear

My answer- By not listening to the voice in his own mind.

5- Which is bigger the day or the night?

• The yogi answered the day. It is bigger by one day than the night as it came earlier.

My answer- Day because the moment it appears, darkness of the night runs away.

6- Where do the biggest animals exist? On the land or in the sea?

• The yogi said on the land, because the sea is part of the land.

My answer- In The swords of those who are uncivilised and don’t have morals.

7- How can anyone be a god ?

• The yogi said by doing something a human can not achieve.

My answer- Yoga says give up the ego and you are god. Capitalism says earn money and you are god. Poltics says win elections and you are god. I say the moment you see the spark of divinity within yourself you become a god.

8- the next question was related to Alexander’s conquest. Alexander asked why you asked your king to revolt against me?

• The yogi said because I want him to live as a royal or die as a royal.

My answer- Because nobody likes the neighbour (stranger) to become the father to your child.

9- For how long is it good for one human to live?

• Until death becomes more desirable than life.

My answer- As long as history doesn’t turn him into a villain.

So, then, turning to the judge, Alexander bade him give his opinion. The judge declared that they had answered one worse than another. “Well, then,” said Alexander, “thou shalt die first for giving such a verdict.” “That cannot be, O King,” said the judge, “unless thou falsely saidst that thou wouldst put to death first him who answered worst.” These philosophers, then, he dismissed with gifts…

⁃ Plutarch, “Life of Alexander”, Paralell Lives, 64-65

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Alexander tried to persuade a yogi to stay with him as one of his teachers. Alexander even hinted use of force to take him to his country, to which the yogi replied philosophically, that “what shall I be worth to you, Alexander, for exhibiting to the Greeks if I am compelled to do what I do not wish to do?”.

But Alexander did succeed in taking a yogi back home or atleast it seemed that way. The yogi lived as a teacher to Alexander and represented “eastern honesty and freedom”. The Greeks called this yogi “Kalanos”, which might either be a reference to kalyan or Kali. As the yogi accompanied Alexander to Persia, he wanted to give up his life as the body was not holding up and he knew his time to go had come. Being a yogi he wanted to go on his terms by entering a samadhi while sitting on a funeral pyre. This happened in the full view of the whole Macedonian army. The soldiers observed that the yogi had no fear of pain or death, and who never once moved from his position as his flesh was consumed by the flames. He was seventy-three years of age at time of his death and the city where this immolation took place was Susa in the year 323 BC.

Interestingly, as he left for his final moments, the yogi said to Alexander:

“I shall see you soon in Babylon.” even though at the time of death of Kalanos, Alexander did not have any plans to go to Babylon. Alexander left Persia, and died a year later in Babylon.

A letter written by Kalanos to Alexander is preserved by Philo. A painting c. 1672 by Jean Baptiste de Champaigne depicts “Alexander the Great receiving the news of the death by immolation of the gymnosophist Calanus” is displayed at Chateau de Versailles et de Trianon, Versailles.

Diogenes Laërtius (fl. 3rd century AD) refers to the yogis, and reports that Pyrrho of Ellis was influenced by the gymnosophists while in India with Alexander the Great, and on his return to Ellis, imitated their habits of life and caused him to found the Hellenistic philosophy of Pyrrhonism.

Guru Shri Siddhartha meditating in upper Himalayas

Who is a successful yoga teacher

who is a successful yoga teacher ?
Is it someone who spreads yoga ?
Is it someone who markets and creates a niche for him/her ?
Is it someone who can help you evolve spiritually ?
Is it someone who can do those body bending asans ?

i clearly remember the day when i decided to become a yoga teacher. I never wanted to be the best yoga teacher, i just wanted to teach yoga. I just wanted to spread the true traditional message of yogic philosophy, i just wanted the world to stand up and notice how beautiful my culture and traditions are, i just wanted to rid the world of those false yoga teachers who tarnish the image of yoga and yogic philosophy and provide false information in the name of yoga. But most of all i just wanted to provide a safe way of healing and raising the consciousness of the people of this world and help them overcome their mental and physical wounds.

I still think that I might never become a teacher for i will always have many things to learn from the people of this world and the world itself, perhaps at best i will always be a student in this life regardless of what others call me. I still have many shortcomings and I cant dare to call myself a yogi, i have some way to cross before i Recognize myself as a yogi, but im not giving up, because i have come a long way in my journey and discovered many things about myself and this world. The best thing about this journey is, everyday is beautiful and every second of life is blissfull. I have also realised, Perhaps yoga is for everyone but not everyone is for yoga, and that is fine…

Assistant guru Rodica standing with Natraj statue

Knowledge is not enough

In the realm of existence, two distinct categories of sentient beings emerge, distinguished by their approach to the divine. Within the first category, we encounter beings who, through the faculties of their intellect, embark on a journey of profound inquiry to comprehend the immeasurable expanse of Bhagwan Shiv ji. With meticulous precision, they endeavor to fathom the depths of His divine essence, employing the scales of discernment and reason. These seekers of truth meticulously weigh and measure, attempting to encapsulate the boundless within the confines of their limited understanding.

Their ardent quest drives them to forge a connection between their mortal selves and the omnipotent Ishwar, creating a sacred abode within the recesses of their own minds. Through their inner contemplation and meditative introspection, they fashion a space where the resplendent radiance of Shiv and Shakti can find refuge and solace. It is within this ethereal dwelling, nurtured by their intellectual prowess, that they perceive and commune with the enigmatic presence of the Divine.

However, beyond this realm of analytical pursuit lies another enigmatic plane of existence. Here, dwell beings of a distinctive disposition, whose hearts serve as the sanctum for the eternal presence of Shiv. Deep within the recesses of their souls, an ineffable connection is forged, intertwining their very essence with the divine essence of the Ishwar Himself. These blessed souls, touched by a mystic fervor, have attained the divine grace that resides solely within the inner sanctum of their being.

In this sacred space, the cosmic dance of the divine unfolds, as the seeker merges effortlessly with the sought. Their hearts, aflame with an ardor that transcends the limits of mortal perception, become the divine dwelling wherein Shiv, the supreme consciousness, finds eternal abode. Here, the seeker becomes the sought, and the dance of duality dissolves into a state of sublime unity. In this state, the blessed ones experience the divine vision, beholding the ineffable beauty and grace of the Lord in all His resplendent glory.

Thus, in the tapestry of existence, we encounter two distinct paths: one defined by intellectual inquiry, where the seeker traverses the realm of thoughts and concepts in search of Shiv, and another where the seeker surrenders their very being, becoming a sacred vessel for the divine presence to reside. Both paths bear the potential for divine realization, and it is in the convergence of these paths that the mystery of Shiv’s essence unfolds, enveloping the seeker in a realm of mystic transcendence and boundless love.

Maha Mantra Om Namah Shivay “The Maha Panchakshari Mantra”

Maha Mantra Om Namah Shivay “The Maha Panchakshari Mantra”

Maha Mantra Om Namah Shivay “The Maha Panchakshari Mantra” is the great Vedic mantra to achieve awakenings, enlightenment and moksh. Many believe that this 5 Letter Mantra had the power to even Save you from Hell and the affects of bad karma.

Om Namah Shivay mantra generates a very high energy. These waves enhance human intelligence to the optimum level. Chanting Om Namah Shivay slowly during Meditation gives Harmony, Concentration, and strength.

Rig Veda defined Supreme being as Maharudra. Bhagwan Shiv ji symbolizes the Maharudra (रुदन रोकने वाला ) means the one who wipes out the tears. If a yogi chants the mantra with true devotion towards Sachidanand, their mind, body, and soul go through the transcendental phase, and they can even switch to higher dimensions of reality .

The Mantra
ॐ नमः शिवाय:

Direct Translation: Adoration to Bhagwan shiv ji

The mantra focuses on Bhagwan shiv ji who is understood to be the god of all yogis and the god of yoga along with being the god of time and also the god who gives moksh. The repetition of the mantra is such that the last syllable of the mantra is the doorway to Shiva-consciousness, moving from the end to a new beginning.

Om Namah Shivay is Panchakshari mantra excluding Omkar (primary cosmic vibration) . Namah Shivay attached with the five essential elements of the materialistic world NA – MA -SI – VA – YA.

SivaOm – NAMAH SHIVAY

Na Earth Element (Prithvi Tattva)
Ma Water Element (Jal Tattva)
Si Fire element (Agni Tattva)
Va Air element (Vayu Tattva)
Ya Space element (Akasha Tattva)

ॐ नमः शिवाय mantra chanting brings transcendental changes to the body of the chanter. Yogis all around the world are busy in chanting the auspicious mantra through which they have increased their abilities to infinite levels.

It means that those particular yogis have connected themselves with the primary nature of the existence which is Prakriti or sublime energy flow. Goddess Shakti resides in that energy flow and takes you to the Shiva. It is a remarkable ancient science of Yogis based on logistic realities. If chanted correctly, mantra helps chanter to get connected with Bhagwan shiv ji. Connecting to Shiva means going to self-healing mode. It is the ultimate state of the eternal blissfulness.

Yogeshwara Shiv is Mahadev, in simple terms supreme god of gods. The one who doesn’t have any start and end. Everything emerges from him and in the end, gets dissolve in him. Therefore, Shiva is unique; there is no one like Shiv, the immortal one, Unconquerable, the greatest Aghor, infinite, omniscient, greatest transformer, Adi Purusha.

The benefits of chanting Om Namah Shivay

The Mantra is Moksha Giver and stabilizes your thoughts – The Chanting of Om Namah Shivay is not just moksha giving mantra; It also enlightens, our inner thoughts process and improves blood circulation on the neurons. In medical term, this concept is called neuroplasticity .

Mantra makes you feel Light – Lord Shiva is highly auspicious, When someone chants Om Namah Shivay, At that moment he becomes AGHORI. Ghor means extreme and, AGhor (Not Ghor) means the one who is not extreme. That’s how Shiva makes you feel light inside your heart. A significant vibration originates in the subconsciousness part of the mind which gives the feeling of internal ecstasy. Om Namah Shivay mantra benefits that the Continuous repetition of the divine mantra is the way toward perennial joy.

Om Namah Shivay helps in controlling Senses and anxieties Neelkantham is Vairagya founder (Means founder of Dispassion). Shiva Kaam Bhasmam (Destroyer of eroticism ) makes you qualify to control your senses and nerves. The deity of eroticism (Kaam Dev) will not influence you.

Om Namah Shivay gives calmness to your mind Shiva holds moon crescent on his head. It impacts chanter body When somebody starts Om Namah Shivaay chanting. It cools his/her mind and helps them to get peace of mind, persistence, and calmness especially when everything is going against you.

Om Namah Shivay increases the happiness chemical which is known as GABA chemical. Lack of Gaba chemical reduces the natural sleep within humans. People who lack such chemical always feel exhausts. The frontal area of the human brain is in the Orbito prefrontal cortex which is responsible for making decisions, problem-solving and awakening the consciousness gets charged.

Students get the immense benefit of improving memory power after the Om Namah Shivaya chanting. Therefore if your kid is suffering from low memory power, advice them to chant the mantra for 15 mins every day. Chanting Om Namah Shivay mantra gives you eternal joy and the great Bhagwan shiv ji becomes your protector, Every kind of panic, stress, depression, insanity starts fading slowly, when you begin Om Namah Shivay chanting. Himself becomes the protector of the chanter.

Om Namah Shivay mantra makes you free from your animal passion and rude behavior. It grows positive energy in you which improves your body metabolism and reduces the toxicity of the body. You will start feeling the reduction in your aggression and anger. These changes will require 25-30 days. You require to practice mantra with high reverence on Shiv at least two times daily. Slowly – Slowly Internal and external Changes start appearing It activates the inactive neurons of the brain cell. Your body and skin start getting glow and shine by tightening up your pores automatically in a natural way. Om Namah Shivaya is a powerful maha-mantra.

The Continuous 108-time repetition is more beneficial to get Siddhis and It is helpful in awakening Kundalini Yoga Shakti.

Health Benefits of Om Namah Shivay
•improves your blood circulation and stabilizes heartbeat.
•Mantra can even enhance your blood purification system.
•Chanting the mantra also purifies your rationalizing process which improves your physiological as well as intellectual well-being.
•It also heals your sorrows, emotional pain and takes you out of the darkness and show the positivity of life.
•It also reduces the chances of heart strokes and organ failure.

It spreads positivity in your house Worshipping Shiva in the home brings happiness into the family. Shiva & Shakti both get established in that house. You start understanding others problem and becomes ever ready to give helping hand to others. Moreover that, Moral values will start growing in the kids. Positive vibes will get emitting from that house and from the people living in that house. Chanting Om Namah Shivaya makes the law of attraction works better in your favor.

The Power of Om Namah Shivaya is that it can free you from your past sins. The Mantra helps you to invoke [ AtmyaGyan – Atman ] What most of the people don’t know is that almighty Shiva is known for his simplicity and guiltless nature. This mantra helps you to get connected with supreme consciousness. Every substance including deities is the manifestation of Shiva’s energy. Chanting Om Namah Shivay is like worshipping the primary elements of nature means invoking your inner Shiva.

by Yogi Atma Prabha

Bhagwan Ram Kills demon king Ravan

Dussehra – The tale of DASHA HARA

Happy Dussehra
DASHA HARA is a Sanskrit word that means removal of ten bad qualities within you.

Bhagwan Ram defeats Ravan

On the auspicious occasion of Dussehra, hear the tale of DASHA HARA – the removal of ten wicked qualities that reside within us. These vices are Kama vasana (Lust), Krodha (Anger), Moha (Attachment), Lobha (Greed), Mada (Over-Pride), Matsara (Jealousy), Swartha (Selfishness), Anyaaya (Injustice), Amanavta (Cruelty), and Ahankara (Ego).

As we conclude the nine sacred nights of Navratri, we witness the triumph of good over evil in the celebration of Vijayadashami or Dussehra. It symbolizes victory (Vijaya) over these ten wicked qualities. Like the sun that rises every day, reminding us that light will always conquer darkness, let us embrace this natural order and rejoice in the triumph of good over evil.

This moment is one of jubilation, where we honor the power of good, and the world witnesses its victory over the forces of darkness. May this joyous occasion bring success to your life, and may you overcome all evils with the grace of the divine. As we celebrate this occasion, let us wish our loved ones good health, happiness, and prosperity. Let us chant the mantras of

Jai Sri Ram
Bolo Siya pati ram Chandra bhagwan ki jai

Dharm ki vijay ho 🙏🏻
Adharm ka nash ho 🥊
Praniyo mai sadbhavna ho😇
Vishwa ka Kalyan ho🕉
Bolo shankar bhagwan ki Jai ❤️
HAR HAR MAHADEV

108 the symbol of infinity

Importance of 108

Welcome to the sacred knowledge about the importance of 108. The mala, consisting of 108 beads, holds great importance in the practice of yoga and meditation. Although there are numerous explanations for the number 108, none are superior or inferior to the others.

108 is a Harshad number, a number that is divisible by the sum of its digits. The Sanskrit term for Harshad is “great joy.”
In mortals, there are said to be 108 earthly desires and 108 lies. The chakras, energy intersections in the body, have 108 energy lines converging to form the heart chakra, and the path to self-realization lies in Sushumna, one of the energy lines leading to the crown chakra.

The Sri Yantra, which has 108 points, as well as the human body, has 54 intersections where three lines meet, each having shiva and shakti aspects.

There are 108 human delusions or forms of ignorance, and 108 marmas in the subtle body. When reciting mantras on the mala, it is essential to remember the mantra with sincerity, devotion, feeling, and full attention.

In the practice of counting the number of repetitions of the mala, 100 beads are counted as completed, with the remaining 8 beads being offered to god and guru and used to cover errors or omissions.

Some say there are 108 feelings, with 36 related to the past, present, and future. The numbers 1, 0, and 8 have symbolic meanings, with 1 representing higher truth, 0 representing emptiness or completeness in spiritual practice, and 8 representing infinity or eternity.

The diameter of the sun is 108 times the diameter of the earth, while the average distance of the moon from the earth is 108 times the diameter of the moon.

Lastly, 108 is believed to refer to the number of Hindu deities, with each having 108 names. It is also said that there are 108 paths to god, and 108 styles of meditation. Let the knowledge of 108 inspire your spiritual practice and guide you on your journey toward self-realization.

yogini meditating sivaom yoga


The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra

The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra

The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra reads:
ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम्
उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान्मृत्योर्मुक्षीय माऽमृतात्

om tryambakaṃ yajāmahe sugandhiṃ puṣṭivardhanam
urvārukamiva bandhanānmṛtyor mukṣīya maamṛtāt

The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is a powerful chant that is believed to have originated from Rigveda. It is considered to be one of the most potent mantras for healing and is chanted to invoke the blessings of Lord Shiva, the three-eyed Lord who sees everything, both visible and invisible. The mantra seeks the Lord’s protection from disease, death, and all forms of suffering.
The mantra begins with the sacred syllable “Om,” which is a mystical symbol of the universe and the divine. The word “Tryambakam” refers to Lord Shiva, who is known as the three-eyed one. The next line, “Yajamahe,” is an expression of worship, adoration, and reverence.

“Sugandhim” means fragrant and is a reference to the Lord’s sweet-smelling nature. “Pushthivardhanam” refers to the Lord’s nourishing and life-giving qualities. The Lord is seen as a good gardener who takes care of all his creations, making them thrive and prosper.

The line “Urvārukamiva” compares the Lord’s protective powers to that of a cucumber, which is shielded by its strong vine. The Lord’s protection is believed to be as powerful as the vine that holds the cucumber. “Bandhanān” means bound down, and with “Mṛtyormukṣīya,” it means “liberate from the bounds of death.”


The last line, “Māmṛtāt,” can be interpreted in different ways. One interpretation is “Free me from death but not from immortality,” implying that the mantra seeks protection from death but not necessarily eternal life. Another interpretation is “Give me some life-rejuvenating nectar,” which implies that the mantra seeks the blessings of the Lord for a healthy and long life.

The origin of this secret mantra is steeped in mythology, with Rishi Markandeya being the only one in the world who knew it. Legend has it that the Moon was once in trouble and cursed by King Daksha. Rishi Markandeya gave the Mahamritryunjaya Mantra to Sati, Daksha’s daughter, for the Moon’s well-being.
The mantra is also known as the Rudra mantra, symbolizing the furious aspect of Lord Shiva. The Tryambakam mantra alludes to Shiva’s three eyes and is sometimes called the Mrita-Sanjivini mantra, as it forms a part of the life-restoring practice given to the primordial sage Sukracharya.

The Mahamritryunjaya Mantra is a potent tool for seekers of yoga and spirituality. It has found its place in the Vedas and holds within it the essence of the divine. So let us invoke the blessings of the three-eyed Lord Shiva and elevate our consciousness to new heights.

The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra, a sacred and powerful invocation to Lord Shiva, is renowned for its benefits to mental, emotional, and physical health. This moksha mantra is believed to grant longevity and immortality, and to protect against untimely death.
When chanted, the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra imbues the practitioner with energy and guidance from the divine, while reconnecting the consciousness to its true nature. This transformative practice is known as Japa, which involves the repetition of the mantra and leads to greater concentration and awareness.

The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra can be used in various ways, including during the smearing of Vibhuti over various parts of the body, as well as in Japa or Homa (havan) to manifest desired results. While the Gayatri Mantra serves to purify and guide spiritually, the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra provides healing, rejuvenation, and nurturance to the practitioner.

Yoga For Horoscopes Virgo

Yoga For Horoscopes

Welcome to mantra and aasana series for horoscopes. In the Olden days yoga was not just practiced by itself but it was practiced under a guru in the ancient system of Gurukul. Here the sadhak or the shishya was not just taught yoga but also Ayurveda, Vedic astrology, vastu shastra along with various other important topics which were related to the human mind, the society, country the universe and such other matters.

We wanted to share the mysticism of mantra, asana, the main element of that horoscope along with the planet having a direct impact on it and the polarity the specific horoscope bends towards…

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Desire is the biggest enemy of yoga

Once there was a young yogi who lived by the river. There he spent most of his time practicing yoga and meditating. His life was simple and worry free. For not having other responsibilities, the yogi could spend long time sitting, contemplating with closed eyes the beautiful transcendental form of the Lord that is in our hearts. This was his daily routine and meditation.

One day, while on the banks of the river, the yogi washed his only clothing and only possession, the rag he used to cover his intimate parts. In India when it was so hot, little more was necessary. Even so while the yogi washed and dried the rag, I had to be naked and wait for it to dry. One day while waiting for his rag to dry he thought:
′′ If I had another rag I wouldn’t waste my time waiting for this rag to be dry I could get dressed right after my bath.”

Just at that moment a wise man was passing through there. A wise man with power to read the thought. He stood and headed to the yogi and said:
′′Dear son, I know what you have in mind. You want to buy time. But listen to me when I tell you that better than acquiring more possessions is better to settle for what one has. It’s better this way.”

Then the wise man offered the young man his blessings and went on his way.

The young yogi meditated deeply on what that wise man had said to him but in the end he thought that with one more rag, nothing would happen, it wasn’t too much to wish. So he went to the market and bought a dress rag.

The next day he bathed in the river as usual, did his clothes and lay it on a rock to dry. Then she dressed her new clothes and went to meditate. Later, the yogi went back to the rock to pick up his dry rag.

As he picked it up from the rock, the yogi realized that the rag was full of little holes, bites from a hungry mouse. Yogi was upset but thought:′′ I know, I’ll buy a cat to chase mice away while my clothes dry.” And so the young yogi went back to the market to buy a cat.

The next day the yogi spent the day happily meditating until the night fell. At this time the cat started meowing, bothering the yogi:′′ Oh, the cat wants milk, ′′ sighed the yogi.

So this time he went to the market and came back with a cow. Everything was going quietly until night fell again and the cow started mugging: ′′ I’m not going to milk the cow every day!”, he thought. ′′ It takes forever.”

So he went back to town and there he asked a young girl to be his wife. She could milk the cow and give it to the cat, who would keep the mouse away from the young yogi’s rag. And so the yogi was happy for a while.

Then the babies came… Until one day his wife said to him:′′ We need a house.” So the yogi built a house.
While time went by, yogi was meditating less and less and more and more. He was constantly busy taking care of his home, his growing family, and his animals. Sometimes when he had a moment of peace, he used to remember those times when he had no worries and his only possession was just a rag.

Then one day, remembering those times of peace, again the old sadhu passing by showed up. The sadhu smiled and said:
′′ I see you’re thoughtful, so I’ll tell you once again that it’s better to be content with what one has Because when it comes to wanting or wanting things, there is no end.”

With acceptance and detachment nothing you lose because you want nothing.