Part 8- Yogasans: Means to achieve good health not Divine Bliss
The article states that while Yogasans are prescribed as a means for attaining God, they should be practiced only to maintain a healthy body. Like other spiritual paths, path of Ashtang Yog also falls short in attaining the highest bliss of Divine Love.
Jagadguru Shri Kripaluji Maharaj has time and again glorified the greatness of the path of Bhakti Yog in all aspects and particularly the sweetness of bliss relished by its devotees. On the basis of the infallible knowledge of ancient Vedas and Scriptures, He has declared Bhakti Yog as the easiest and the most perfect way to reach God. While the other paths of spirituality like Karm-kand and Gyan Yog were recommended with best intentions to the people in different times and according to prevailing circumstances, these paths cannot help a soul experience the highest bliss of Divine Love. It is only by engaging in loving devotion to God and humbly rendering service to Him, can one experience that highest bliss in the universe. Shri Kripaluji Maharaj goes further in His kirtan “jo piya ruchi mahaṁ ruchi rākhē” and states:
jo yoga dūri kari rākhē, prēma rasa soī chakhē rē
Such a person, who stays away from the practice of the Ashtang Yog path, tastes the Bliss of Divine Love.