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"When historians pick up their pens to write the story of the 21st century, let them say that it was your generation who laid down the heavy burdens of hate at last and that peace finally triumphed over violence, aggression and war. So I say to you, walk with the wind, brothers and sisters, and let the spirit of peace and the power of everlasting love be your guide."
-- John Lewis (1940-2020)
Yoga
The underlying purpose of the practice of yoga is to reunite the individual self (Jiva) with the absolute or pure consciousness (Brahman). The word yoga means literally "joining". Union with this unchanging reality liberates the spirit from all sense of separation, freeing it from the illusion of time, space and causation. It is only our own ignorance, our inability to discriminate between the real and unreal, that prevents us from realizing our true nature.

Each path is suited to a different temperament or approach to life. All the paths lead ultimately to the same destination - to union with pure consciousness - and the lessons of each of them need to be integrated if true wisdom is to be attained.