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Remember I Am
The purpose of Raja yoga is to still the mind through long meditation and intense concentration, so that one can experience the pure Silence of the Self.
This can take one into deep Oneness experiences, but at the end of the practice, the same “personal I” will always rise again. The Universal I does not rise or fall. The Real “I” is the ever-present, silent witness of all appearances and disappearances.
The purpose of Karma yoga is to eliminate the Ego through non-identification with the body and its actions.
Karma Yoga seeks to remove karma and vasanas by eliminating identification with "the person” altogether.
To practice non-doership through Karma Yoga, devote each day for the next week to meditating on oneself as pure awareness, the non-doer, the pure witness. Most importantly, whatever actions you find yourself doing, do not allow the mind to claim credit for it.
The mantra to repeat inwardly, all throughout the day is “I Am Being Lived”.
The purpose of Bhakti Yoga is to completely surrender all responsibility for one’s life to God, or the Self. For such self-surrender to be effective, one must have no will or desire of one’s own. One must be free of the notion that there is any individual self that is capable of acting independently of God.
Any relationship with God, devotee, worshiper or servant, is ultimately an illusory one since God alone exists. True devotion (Bhakti) then, is to remain as one truly is, where any idea of separation from God is absent.
In traditional Bhakti Yoga, the separate self is perpetuated by holding onto the ideas:
“I am serving God.”
I am devoted to God”.
Jnana Yogis are followers of nonduality or Advaita Vedanta. All followers of Vedanta are monists, which means that they affirm the sole reality of Brahman. The goal of Jnana Yoga is to become a Jnani.
A Jnani is “one who knows” that all duality is ignorance, that all is Brahman, and there is no longer any need to look outside oneself for Divinity, or have a subject/object
relationship with God.
In short, the path of Jnana Yoga helps one to see the distinction between Reality and unreality so clearly that it cannot be unseen.
Aaron Abke was born and raised as a Pastor’s Son in the Silicon Valley of California. He spent one year working as a full time worship pastor at a church in San Jose until eventually, at 23, he felt called to leave his religion and pursue a deeper and more authentic spirituality. At 27 years old, Aaron had a dramatic spiritual awakening that changed the course of his life. Aaron’s passion is to share the path inner freedom and self realization with the world, and he does so today via YouTube, Social Media, Meditation classes, workshops and seminars. Aaron’s main areas of focus are understanding the Ego, Self Realization, Forgiveness and inner Peace.