Yoga is the true goal of life
The success of human life lies in God realization, and not in the realization of the objects of worldly enjoyment. He who, forgets the true goal of life, God, remains absorbed in enjoyments, or in the attempts to obtain the objects of enjoyment, not only wastes idly this rare and invaluable human existence, but in exchange for nectar is accepting a dreadful poison. i.e yoga is the true goal of life.
As a fruit of many deeds of virtue, and through the grace of God, the Jiva obtains the human body, after going through many births. Enjoyment of the senses is obtainable when he takes birth in other species of beings as well, but the human body alone possesses the means of God realization, attaining even this body, he who remains merged in the enjoyment of the senses, is worse than even a beast, so for as his ignorance is concerned.
If you have not realized God in this life or at least, have not taken to the path of God realization, your repentance will be so acute and intense that it will beggar description. Therefore, you should make the best use of your present opportunity by utilizing every moment with great care in the realization of the true goal of life, by devoting yourself or the practice of God realization. i.e yoga is the true goal of life.
The world’s wealth, glory, position, fame, and honor, for which you are getting mad none of them will ever succeed in giving you complete satisfaction. Their incompleteness will never attain completeness; hence your sense of want will never be removed by them.
The ever new sins you commit, daily and hourly, for obtaining these objects of enjoyment, your idea that they contribute to your good, and the pride you feel in committing them, will be extremely fatal to you. You will never attain through them peace and happiness in life; on contrary your life will ever remain full of despair, sorrow, anxiety, and grief. And after death, also you will have to carry on your shoulders the heavy burden of your sins, which will compel you to pass through terrible sufferings in various forms, in your different lives in different species of beings.
He alone is wise, who does not allow his mind to get entangled in these enjoyments of the world, which are the very roots of sorrow, and who, while remembering God, performs all his duties in the world, even as an actor faithfully plays his role on the stage in order to please his master. He alone, really speaking, is a man, in the true sense of the term.
You are a man; keep your manhood ever awake. Do not forget God even for a moment.t Bear this constantly in mind that the Lord has not sent you to earth in this human form in order only to enjoy the senses like other animals. You have attained that important success, which has so long eluded you. And that success is God realization.
He alone is clever, who, making the attainment of this success as the goal of life, and constantly fixing his mind on God, performs all his duties in the world. Do whatever is necessary for you to do, for the sake of your livelihood; but do it bearing God in your mind, and keeping your attention fixed on the goal, or object of life. i.e yoga is the true goal of life.
He alone is clever, who making the attainment of this success as the goal of life, and constantly fixing his mind on God, performs all his duties in the world. Do whatever is necessary for you to do, for the sake of your livelihood; but do it bearing God in your mind, and keeping your attention fixed on the goal, or object of life.
Great harm lies in accepting or entertaining in the mind, an object or thing, which is opposed to God. Therefore, think only, perform only, what is good and auspicious. And that alone is auspicious, which is favorable to God. Do not allow the eyes to see any evil or ugly sight and the dalliance of women; do not hear anything vulgar and ugly; don’t allow the tongue to utter any inauspicious word.
Use the eyes of seeing things, which have a connection with God, and in seeing the saints; employ the ears in hearing the recital of the virtues of God; and through the tongue utter the name of God and describe his glory, sports, abode, truth and greatness. When, alone, you do this, it will be possible for you to attain the success of life.
source: Turn to God.