Yoga is a perfect science. But it is not theory. There is no theory in it. Since it is all practical, everyone who breathes has a right to it You don’t even need to understand it
Since it is all practical you must do It and experience it!
Reading all the books on meditation – will it teach you meditation?
Discussing mediation -does it reach you Samadhi?
Does understanding the 3 Gunas give you the ability to conquer Gunas – give you victory over anger?
Does reading a cook book satisfy your appetite?
So the books on yoga is a compilation of the experiences of a yogi! In Gita Krishna Bhagwan talks about kshetra kshetragna , he was describing something very subtle and great. This is an experience a yogi should strive for However, many people take the meaning as kshetra is the body and kshetragna is the knower of the body. Very convenient to shut your eyes!
Was Lird Krishna Arjuna merely trying to impress others by using the word kshetra instead of body?
But when you meditate, you experience the 3 different bodies, then you suddenly realize why he called it ksetra. Thus it is an all inclusive term – kshetra – field of playing ( karma ) for all three bodies What has happened is that , And those who are not yogi , those who have never truly meditated , they are not aware of the three bodies. They have heard of it. Pretend that the body they deal with in the dream is subtle body, etc but a person awake, is aware of all 3 bodies – he is a kshetragna – knower of the kshetra. The soul has three playing fields in the form of three bodies
Now I hope you see, that Yoga is practical. When people write a book they are announcing their ignorance ! How? By not conveying the true deeper meaning ! I don’t convey the true deeper meaning either – but how can I ? In order to eat a meal , you need the proper ingredients. When you have the proper ingredients, the meal is ready, that slight effort to open the mouth must be done!
If you read Tantrasara ( Abhinav Gupta translated by Chakravarty) the paragraph where he talks about Trilinga has not been translated properly. So I decided to write this blog.
In essence, one became two. Two became three. And two became 5 Three revealed in many ways That’s all there is to it
So trilinga in the book was a reference to one the three. These three things he refers to are very subtle. They are the basic seeds. He talks about seeds of knowables – etc there is a place where all 3 different seeds meet And that is trilinga / hriday