Mystic Path of Raja Yoga

Raja Yoga is said to be the king of all Yogas because it is compatible with all other Yogas and is suitable to almost all human temperaments. One can remain in his own faith and at the same time practice Raja Yoga. One may have faith in one religion or other, or may not have faith in any religion; it does not matter for practice of Raja Yoga.

The path of Raja Yoga is called the Mystic Path, because the yoga practitioner has to practice regularly certain poses and postures, physical and mental, and one has to practice them in solitude of nature or in the solitude of own room, where there will be nothing to disturb, where one will be left alone with oneself and one`s own thought. But there is nothing secret or mysterious about this path. On the contrary, it tries to solve the so called mysteries. Basing on the strong foundation of logic and reason, it directs the individual souls towards higher development, ultimately to make them realise the spirituality taught by all religions of the world.

Raja Yoga is practiced as ashtanga yoga described by Patanjalii as yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, samadhi.

Dr.Mahesh Chandra Panda
Yoga Practitioner

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Dr.Mahesh Chandra Panda Date of Birth:29.02.1948 Qualification:M.B.B.S.,M.D. Retd. (29.02.2008) Chief District Medical Officer Bargarh Orissa India
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11 Responses to Mystic Path of Raja Yoga

  1. I have referred the topic ‘The Mystic Path’ published in the monthly journal ‘The Vedanta Kesari’ in its Vol. 102, No. 1 in drafting the article ‘Mystic Path of Raja Yoga’.

  2. Kamalakar Pandit says:

    Raja Yoga is to be practised in a holistic method to discipline human behaviour, physical well-being, mind management and spiritual understanding. At the first instance to discipline human behaviour, the principles of yama and niyama in yoga should be adopted. For the physical well-being asana and pranayama can be practised. Scientifically conducted researches have shown that many illnesses and diseases like diabetes, arthritis, asthma, heart disorders, digestive problems of the stomach and many more can be managed and controlled through yoga practices. The yogic practices of concentration in dharana and relaxation practice like yoga nidra increase awareness, observation and perception of the mental behaviour. In the state of meditation or dhyana, the yoga sadhaka can develop the spiritual understanding.

  3. Madhusudan Mahunta says:

    Sir,
    Namaskar.

    You have described the benefits of Raja Yoga elaborately in your article.The practice of Raja Yoga definitely helps the human being in all respects in day to day life. But it is a matter of great regret that I have no knowledge about Raja Yoga. After reading your article I will inquire about the Raja Yoga from any Yoga Practitioner.Your article enlighted the people to follow the path of Raja Yoga.

    Thanking You
    Yours Sincerely
    Mr Madhusudan Mahunta
    Retd.B.E.E.
    C.H.C. Sohela Dist-Bargarh Odisha

  4. Kedarnath Sahu says:

    Sir,
    Namaskar.

    A nice article which enlighted us about Raja Yoga. Sir I have listened about Raja Yoga from Om Shanti i.e. Brahmakumaris person. It is really a nice aspect to acquire peace in busy lifestyle. Raja Yoga the name itself enlighted its importance in life of a common man. Sir please give a brief idea about Raja Yoga.

    Yours Sincerely
    Kedarnath Sahu
    Science Teacher
    Sohela Dist-Bargarh Odisha

    • Raja Yoga is practiced as ashtanga yoga described by Patanjalii as yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, samadhi. At the first instance to discipline human behaviour, the principles of yama and niyama in yoga should be adopted. For the physical well-being asana and pranayama can be practised. The yogic practices of pratyahara and dharana increase mental awareness. In the state of dhyana and samadhi the yoga sadhaka can develop the spiritual understanding.

  5. Prakash Padhan says:

    I knew that Raja Yoga is the ashtanga yoga. Practice of this best yoga can make us best person. Sorry for late reply,in the mean time I came to Odisha now.

    With high regards

  6. Dr.Binod Bihari Naik says:

    Respected Sir,

    The mystic path of Raja Yoga is really mystic because very few people hardly understand it, then imagine how the millions of people can grasp and hold the principles of royal road of spirituality. No-doubt it is difficult to maintain, but becomes easier on regular habit when one adheres to it strictly on daily practice. Human nature is so potential that nothing is impossible and undone in his life time if he can brood and try to penetrate to inner-self. There are other yogic paths like Bhakti, Karma, Gyana but Raja Yoga is very easy and simple to handle or leak to surface of spirituality but mind it Raja Yoga is never possible to one, if he is not an exponent of other three lines of yoga. A fragile and even a diseased one can use this weapon to cross the birth-death cycle and get liberation by Raja yoga which is rarely possible by other paths, even no doubts those keep close proximity to Divine from cycle to cycle of so many births. Hence in my opinion, an ideal and genius being has to touch with all types of yoga as per feasibility of his body, mind, emotion and spirit to understand the path of spirituality and yoga then only he is the RAJA YOGI.

    With Thanks
    Your Divine Brother
    Dr.Binod Bihari Naik
    Bargarh,Odisha

  7. Thanks for referral.
    I was not connected with internet for 26 days, hence could not respond earlier.

    Science, fiction and faith should not be mixed, otherwise none of it makes sense. Benefits of Yoga are a matter of scientific evaluation. Lot of terms have been used in concluding sentence of this article, “Raja Yoga is practiced as ashtanga yoga described by Patanjalii as yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, samadhi.” It sounds like fiction, rather than any scientific statement. Yoga as a mode of physical exercise and mental concentration exercise is good enough, but expecting everything including heaven from Yoga is too much. Every word spoken or written is not literature, it may be true of Patanjalii too. Classification of Yoga in to Raja Yoga and others, too is presumptuous.

  8. Santhosh says:

    Dear Uncle,
    Sairam..

    Thanks a lot for the valuable information on “Raja Yoga” uncle. If this is practised by atleast 50% of the population in the world, the brutal acts like wars, murders, rapes, etc. would be gradually reduced.

    I wish one fine day everyone realises the importance of Yoga and implements in their lives.

    Thank You,
    Santhosh KV

  9. Purnima Panda says:

    Pranam kaka,

    As per the name this yoga presents a royal road to the integration of personality and attainment of liberation. Being universal in nature, yoga gives a deep insight into the mind and its power, and into the mystic art of controlling the mind by the practice of concentration, meditation and samadhi.

    Your article enlighted this mysterious form of yoga which will help the people in a better way.

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