"God cannot be understood, but can only be experienced. My mission is to awaken souls to the direct experience of Krishna. I am here to prove to you the existence of God and the holiness of your existence." - Yogi Shyamasundara
What is Yoga?
Yogi Shyamasundara teaches, "Yoga is a Sanskrit word meaning "to unite", "to be in holy union with God". It is a sublime blissful state of Supreme Consciousness where the soul and God are in union. Yoga is our original holy nature that we have forgotten as a result of countless samaric rebirths, over countless lifetimes since time immemorial.
Yoga is also an ancient systematic holy science of Self-Realization that removes the illusion of the person that we think we are, that awakens our experience to the holiness of our true nature, and gives rise to the Truth of all existence. While the term yoga has been widely propagated in the West as a set of exercises for the body, that perspective is a shallow understanding of true yoga. Those yogasanas (postures) revealed by the holy sages of India, were given to humanity as a way to prepare the body for meditation on God, and keep the body healthy to serve God and humanity. It was never a method to increase bodily vanity as it is used today.
True yoga is the holy science that reveals God to us, that reveals the holiness that we are at the source of our Being. It is a journey away from the inner chatter of the mind, into the all-pervading inner silence of God. A journey from painful delusions to the blissful holy consciousness of Sri Krishna, from the innumerable sufferings of 'I', 'me', and 'mine', to the liberation of all mistaken appearances. A journey from the myriad of painful emotions to ecstatic love for God. A journey from the suffering of the temporary person which we believe to be permanently self-existing, to the unfoldment of the blissful, eternal Krishna, that is the only reality. Contrary to popular belief, this holy journey of yoga is not a journey to become one with God, but to realize instead through direct experience that God is the only Being, playing countless roles in countless bodies throughout the whole universe. That the only Truth is God. That only God Exists.
Yoga is the path, the way, and the destination. It is not something falsely imposed upon us, but rather the removing of everything that we're not, until there is nothing else that can be removed. Once there is nothing left to remove, the only thing left is the Absolute Truth.
What is this Absolute Truth? That can only be experienced.
How to experience this Absolute Truth? That is Krishna Marga.
Sri Krishna is God, the Supreme Consciousness Lord, the goal and final destination of all souls, and Marga is the yogic path, the process, the way to God and liberation (moksha). So Krishna Marga is the yogic way to Krishna and also the yogic way of Krishna.
The end result of this holy yogic path is God, Krishna, Who can only be experienced. Once you experience Krishna directly as your Supreme Self, once you let Him flow through you freely without resistance, let Him take over you and your life, you will be utterly transformed, utterly awakened to the blissful holiness of your true Self in God that was always there."
Yogi Shyamasundara also explains, "The direct experience of sweet Krishna is worth more than all the scriptures in the world put together. Rather than filling your heads with more spiritual knowledge, fill your heart with the direct experience of Krishna. Rather than spending countless hours reading cookbooks, get to the cooking so that you can finally satisfy your hunger! Scriptural knowledge is extremely meaningful, but only when it leads to the direct experience of God. Yoga, metaphorically speaking, is the cooking itself. The result of your 'yoga cooking' is the most delicious nectar of Krishna that finally fulfills our hearts and removes the immense hunger (longing) for Him.
So surrender your life and above everything else, surrender yourself to Krishna. Trust that He's guiding your life at each moment. Learn to follow Him without delay. Abandon all refuge in the material realm which only leads to more suffering and the gnawing feeling of unfulfillment that is constantly tugging at your hearts. You must understand, and you will see for yourselves if you study your life closely, that nothing in this world can ever fulfill you because the only thing that can fulfill your being is to return back to God. Everything here in this world is ephemeral and a poor substitution for the Blissful Eternal One, Krishna, who is the Supreme Self within all beings and the eternal fountain of all fulfillment. So abandon the cycle of rebirth that has imprisoned you since time immemorial with the chains of your material desires that you think will fulfill you, but only bound you to this material realm. The only solution to your existential suffering is to take refuge only in God and nothing else. Then you will find that most exquisite, most sublime, most holy experience of liberation that every soul is longing for, but has been looking for in all of the wrong places. After all, whether you realize it or not, God is what you've been longing for since time immemorial.
Come back home sweet precious souls of Krishna. The experience of God is not for the chosen few, not just for the holy sages, but available to everyone who seeks Him sincerely, humbly, and with deep love. Believe me when I say, Krishna wants you to experience Him too! He is so close, closer than these two fingers touching each other...that's why you're missing Him. All that you need is the ancient holy yogic science that removes the veil that hides His holy presence in you and in all existence. I will show you the way of the Yogi, the beautiful and scientific yogic path back to God and Self-Realization. Once you experience Krishna completely with all of your heart, you will fall madly in love with Him and you'll be forever transformed. Touched by His supreme love, you will finally be free. Jai Sri Krishna! Hari Om Tat Sat."
For this reason, Yogi Shyamasundara founded Krishna Marga™ in 2008, so that sincere seekers of God and Self-Realization can experience Sri Krishna directly. Krishna Marga™ is a holy mission in the tradition of the ancient Krishnaite Yogis.
Souls of all backgrounds, races, genders, religious affiliations and non-affiliations, sexual orientations and gender identifications, socioeconomic backgrounds, and nationalities, are all warmly welcomed at Krishna Marga. Come love, worship, celebrate, and experience Krishna!
Jai Śrī Kṛṣṇa! Hari Om Tat Sat
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