What is the meaning of yoga? Yoga means unity. What is the meaning of religion? Religion comes from the Greek word religio, which means to bind back, to be in harmony, to be in unity. Every living being has a body, has a mind, and has a consciousness, and the consciousness is the energy emanating from the soul, or the atma. So to harmonize the body, the mind, and the soul is the art of yoga.

If we don’t have unity within ourselves, then is it possible for us to create unity in the world around us? No! You can’t give something you don’t have, even if you have all good intentions. For example, if you have no money yourself, can you help the poor? First you should get a job and make money so that you can help them. Similarly, if we have unity, we can create unity. If our mind is in conflict, if our mind is not in balance with the needs of the body and with the needs of the soul, then there is a fundamental disunity in our life.

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