we all seek a happy, satisfying and trouble free life. * E Mail from P.Vyas.

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It is no secret that we all seek a happy, satisfying and trouble free life. The hope of an ‘elixir of all ills’ that makes us instantaneously healthy and blissful is high in the modern world. We know all too well that such a panacea is but a mythical concoction. A realistic approach might be to try and find solace by leading a balanced life in a healthy social environment. On another plane, people find personal and spiritual development in the form of Yoga, meditation, devotion and related techniques.

The benefits of Yoga and meditation need no introduction, and are known the world over. There are many other systems that people follow in order to develop their personality, health and fortune. However, personal experience tells us that these practices have not helped us develop our spiritual quotient. We are still plagued by mental afflictions such as desire, anger, lust, jealousy and an inflated ego. Even though we may have perfected many asanas and meditations techniques, there still exists a void that we cannot explain or fill. True happiness has evaded us, although the eagerness to search for it has not diminished.

Unless we address the fundamental problems that affect our minds, real happiness will continue to elude us.

The Garudpuran say,

‘Yog’ is the union of the soul with God. For this union, the participation of the mind is of prime importance. It is the mind that needs to be united with God. A soul attains true happiness when it unites with God.

The Panchadashi says,

“The mind alone is the cause of bondage and liberation”

Performing penance, austerity and Yogasans alone will not fetch us the true happiness or bliss that we seek. Yogasans can ensure a very healthy body, but cannot treat the disorders of the mind. Meditation, if practiced as per the Vedic scriptures can lead us on the right path and give us the true benefit. Without the complete involvement of the mind, true ‘Yog’ cannot be achieved. Hence, the mind needs to be fixed on God for any of these Yogic techniques to be effective.

About dhavalrajgeera

Physician who is providing free service to the needy since 1971. Rajendra M. Trivedi, M.D. who is Yoga East Medical Advisor www.yogaeast.net/index.htm http://www.yogaeast.net/index.htm Graduated in 1968 from B. J. Medical College, Amadavad, India. Post Graduate training in Neurological Surgery from Charles University in Czechoslovakia. 1969 - 71. and received Czechoslovakian Government Scholarship. Completed training at the Cambridge Hospital and Harvard University in Psychiatry. Rajendra M. trivedi is an Attending Psychiatrist at Baldpate Hospital. He is the Medical Director of CCA and Pain Center in Stoneham, MA where he has been serving the community since 1971 as a Physician. OTHER AFFILIATIONS: Lifer of APA - American Psychiatrist Association Senior Physician and Volunteer with Massachusetts Medical Society and a Deligate of the Middlesex District. www.massmed.org Patron member of AAPI - American Association of PHYSICIANS OF INDIA. LIFE MEMBER OF IMANE - Indian Medical Association of New England. Member of the Board of Advisors "SAHELI, Boston,MA. www.saheliboston.org/About1/A_Board Dr. Trivedi is working closely with the Perkin's School for the Blind. www.perkins.org. Dr. Trivedi is a Life member and Honorary Volunteer for the Fund Raising Contact for North America of BPA - Blind People Association of Amadavad, India. www.bpaindia.org Dr.Trivedi is the Medical Advisor for Yoga East since 1993. He is a Physician who started Health Screening and Consultation At Shri Dwarkami Clinic in Billerica, MA. https://www.dwarkamai.com/health-and-wellness

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