The words in the title are the key words that are used in the practice of YOGA.
Throughout the years there has been lot of mysticism and secrecy associated with these words.
I like to simplify things
- Yantra – A machine.
- Mantra – The desired output or purpose of that Yantra.
- Tantra –The operating Instruction of the machine, to deliver a desired output effectively and efficiently.
The Human body is the most sophisticated Yantra that can ever be, equipped with intelligence that cannot be fathomed and energy that is simply inexhaustible. To gain access to this intelligence and energy all the three aspects have to be aligned, balanced, centered and synchronized to absolute perfection, the process of accomplishing this,is called YOGA and the end result if someone gets it right is YOG implying union with consciousness. Thus the term in Sanskrit as “Yog-a-Yog” and in Spiritual english language the term coined is synchrodestiny.
There are many schools of YOGA, now one may ask which one is the best and most suitable. All have their own uniqueness and effectiveness, however their appreciation of the uniqueness of an individual MAY be debatable. I feel all the prescriptive methodology lack the required emphasis to enhance and empower individual uniqueness to serve the greater welfare of humanity and existence at large.In my humble opinion the most effective form of yoga is the one that an individual devise’s for himself/herself by being consciously aware of one’s own mantra, understanding of their yantra and constantly improving the tantra (approach/behavior/perspective/operating principle). The reason humanity is struggling today, is because we humans has never explored our own potential despite so much being documented in our mythological, philosophical and psychological scriptures.
Look at some of the most distinguished, accomplished , successful and influential contemporary people around us, ever wondered which kind of yoga they practice?
The YOGA that is being followed as tradition is something that was practiced by someone and they documented their journey and generally all are simply following it is as a form of exercise , without establish a corelation between their own tantra, yantra and mantra.. Let me stand corrected, YOGA undisputably is the most powerful technique, only if the teacher also appreciates the uniqueness and innate strengths of the individual and can devise a unique learning plan suited for the student that resonates with the students chosen purpose.
The answer lies in knowing your Yantra, understanding the Tantra of using your Yantra and to realize your energizing Mantra for your life. Yes, there is a generic road map that can be used to define ones’s specific route to the final destination. Following the footsteps of some else to reach your destination is a complete waste of time and effort. Lord Krishna, Gautam Budhha and Jesus found themselves and left behind their foot prints, if one were to follow their footprints exactly they would still never become even an iota of Lord Krishna or a Gautam Buddha or Jesus. All one has to do is to closely study their lives and the realization will dawn that all have enhanced their uniqueness for greater good.
Their journeys and their philosophies at time seem to be contradictory to each other, yet they are ALL realized beings. They all achieved their full potential because they aligned their Tantra (Body) , developed their Yantra (applied themselves) and had a clear Mantra (Purpose) of life. Today there are as many potentials as there are human beings.
With this note, I end this blog for the reader to exercise their own critical thinking and imagination.
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