Dedicated service of the monks of Yoga in Daily Life
One of Vishwaguruji’s monastic disciples, Mahamandaleshwar Swami Gyaneshwar Puri, visited Europe from India in April and May and took part in several international events, in dedicated service to the health and well-being of all.
The system of Yoga in Daily Life offers four paths for practising yoga:
- Bhakti Yoga – the path of devotion and love
- Raja Yoga or the "Royal Path" – the path of self-discipline
- Gyana Yoga – the philosophical path
- Karma Yoga – the path of action
These four paths are not separate, rather they are very much related to each other.
When someone thinks all the time about God and is full of love for his or her fellow humans and for nature, we call them a Bhakti Yogi. When someone meditates and performs yoga practices, they are a Raja Yogi; when someone reflects upon the meaning of life and seeks truth and reality, they are a Gyana Yogi; and when someone stands by others and helps, we call them a Karma Yogi.
Yoga practice and dedication to searching for the ultimate truth, can ultimately lead someone to commit their work and their life to serving other people, renounce wordly life and become a monastic/monk.
The founder of Yoga in Daily Life, Vishwaguruji, has initiated many of his disciples and given them the opportunity to dedicate their life to serving others and spreading the wisdom of yoga and meditation.
One of Vishwaguruji’s monastic disciples, Swami Gyaneshwar Puri – who has received the esteemed title of Mahamandaleshwar – visited Europe from India during April and May and served many yoga aspirants by taking part in several international events.
At the invitation of Sat Guru Ji Amrita Suryananda, president of the European Yoga Confederation, MM Swami Gyaneshwarji attended the IV European Yoga Congress 2023 in Zestoa, Spain, on 30 April 2023, as a representative of Vishwaguruji, who was still in India at that time, and he presented the Yoga in Daily Life system to the assembly there (see: IV European Yoga Congress in Spain).
MM Swami Gyaneshwarji has dedicated his time to studying the Sanskrit language and immersed himself in ancient Sanskrit literature and papers. During his European visit, he also travelled with Vishwaguruji to yoga seminars in Czechia (see: Spring weekend in Strilky Mahaprabhudeep Ashram) and The Netherlands (see: Vishwaguruji in Sweden and Netherlands), where he shared his knowledge of Sanskrit poetry and translated bhajans (spiritual devotional songs).
The study of ancient yoga literature can be a great challenge due to the language, therefore it is always a great opportunity to listen to and understand the meaning of ancient Sanskrit literature and poetry from an expert such as MM Swami Gyaneshwarji.