What is the actions you need to do to raise yourself to look to the Divine? What are we suppose to do?
That’s right. That is all Yoga implies. Lifting from this exclusive concentration of consciousness to the fronting of the Divine, you can do in many ways. It depends upon what is upper most when you are looking down: they are looking down by ‘emotion’, or by ‘will’, or by ‘dynamic energy’. These are three ways by which you look down predominantly. If you are looking down by ‘dynamic energy’ of action then Karmayoga is your method; if your looking down is by ‘emotion’ and ‘attachment’, then it is by emotion that you turn to God, then Bhaktiyoga is the process; if your attention down is only looking for finding out what it is, and engaged in conception and perception, imagination, all activities of knowledge, then your lifting up will be done more easily by following the Jnanayoga. But if you want to make a complete and more effective and very accelerate lifting up then you use all the three; synthesise all the three. And if you want to achieve a complete lifting up, then all the three will be necessary to be combined.
Sri Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita speaks of the synthesis of Karmayoga, Jnanayoga and Bhaktiyoga because Sri Krishna wanted Arjuna to be lifted up to see the Divine in Its totality. Not merely to lift up, because when you lift up you can have many kinds of visions of God. But if you want to see the Divine fully, in totality, then Sri Krishna says it is inevitable that you must use the three methods together: works, knowledge and devotion.
All right? Then what kind of activity you should do? The activity of Yoga implied in Karmayoga, Bhaktiyoga and Jnanayoga. All right?
Uncle, ???…question of distraction of consciousness, so what she said it will sum up like that only: we do not want to distract that consciousness, we then have to choose the activities which are necessarily belong to the category of Bhaktiyoga, Karmayoga, just as you are talking about playing cards or mundane ??? That would mean distraction of consciousness?
Distraction is a word which has to be defined properly. Distraction would mean disturbance; that is one meaning: ‘I am distracted’ means ‘I am disturbed’. Distraction would mean ‘diversion, play, fun, joy’: it is another meaning of distraction. Distraction also may mean ‘deviation’: you want to do something you are deviated from it. In all the three cases one that is common is that your concentration is broken: whether it is disturbance, or deviation, or fun, or play, in which you begin to be interested in something else; your basic concentration is broken. Now, having understood this, the question is…
…the question is…
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…basically we are constantly engaged in many activities, and this means dispersion of energy.
Now, your question is: how to avoid dispersion?