Karma Yoga is the path of yoga that essentially means you have tried to show your grasp on the world through sheer will of work, (to outwork the universes workload); come to find that the universe does not “work”, it simply is. It does not need anything from you.
Gnana Yoga is the path of yoga that essentially means you have tried to grasp the world with your intelligence (to claim something fundamental about the world and your place in it); come to realize that there is no knowledge which grasps reality; reality itself is unbound and your mind is bounded – knowledge and meaning cannot exist, existentially.
Bhakti Yoga is the path of yoga that essentially means that, for your own salvation, you give your entire self to something (you offer a supreme gift of selfless devotion, void of “you”); only to realize there is no gift which out gives the Universe.
Kriya Yoga is the path of yoga that essentially means you have tried to grasp the world by mastering the creation of your life through your life energies (to have supreme control over your moment to moment experience) – only to realize that there is no experience you can have/create that grasps the immensity that life is.
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All paths taken to their maximum intensity lead to the same natural ending: extinguishment – silence. To touch even for a moment immensity that life is, silences a soul.
To be silenced, truly silenced, is to be enlightened. This divine silence comes only at the mercy of our own intensity and commitment to our path.
Like the Buddha has said, “three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth” – the truth will anyways be seen, just as it is the fate of sun to one day burn out and become nothing, it is your fate to burn brightly and dissolve into the universe. Burn karma, burn gnana, burn bhakti, and burn kriya – we are all a combination of all four paths of inevitability.
Burn, burn anyway.
– OAM Meditation