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What is Yoga? – A Poem by Yogi Bhajan

What is light?

Light is where you can see everything.

Light is where darkness disappears.


Who is enlightened?

One who can see everything: good, bad, and neutral.

One who sees all and sees God.

If you cannot see God in all, you cannot see God at all.


Those who seek God inside, find it.

Those who seek God outside waste their time and waste their lives.


This world is the essence of Word, of Shabad.

Those who follow the rules in their essence and being, by action, thought, and deed, shall rule their destiny and shall cover the distance of life with place, grace, and glory.


When we fold our hands in prayer,

God opens His arms and gives us a hug.

Life is fulfilled with this union.


That is Yoga.

© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan 

[From The Aquarian Teacher: KRI International Teacher Training Level One Textbook]