I THINK. THEREFORE I AM NOT.
While the Western pillar of human existence is based on one's ability to think, and self-identify, the profound teaching of Eastern philosophy suggests otherwise. Yoga teaches us that as a result of our thoughts we harden the patterns of our likes and dislikes and thereby our belief system which prevents us from realizing our fullest potential. The teachings of Hinduism and Buddhism is largely to overcome this human condition, which otherwise causes us to suffer. Hence happiness is not a result of intellect, career, or self-worth; it is as a result of minimizing the demarcation of what is myself and what is not. This realization cannot be brought about via thinking, or intellectualizing, but via practices and sensations of self-realization.
Raj Patra is an inspirational teacher of philosophy of Yoga to the western world, with a mission to help people understand who they truly are. He teaches that the western emphasis on thinking and analyzing rapidly moves us away from self-realization. Finding happiness and purpose comes from the heart. He was born and brought up in India, and educated in the United States. Using ancient wisdom embedded in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Tantra, Raj combines scientific and logical approaches to bring out deeply seated potential in all individuals. He is a student of Dorje Andrey Lappa, father of Universal Yoga lineage. LEARN MORE ABOUT RAJ.