Time is constantly changing. The higher you are on the ladder of evolution, the faster is the time for you. Ved Vyas explains in the Bhagwatam that a day of Brahma equals to 1,000 cycles of the four yugas. The lower is the dimension that you belong to, the slower the time passes for you. An insect that hovers in the night lives its entire life in just one night, the same life for you witnesses 70 to 80 years.
I had learnt a specific art from someone who is a foreign national. Most of us who were learning the art put his age at around 70-80 years. Then, one day, he told us that he is 44. Half the students ran away thinking that if that is the way he looks at 44, what will become of them if they follow his steps. I, however, stayed on and later realised that yog is never in isolation, it is the combination of right thought, right action, celibacy. Not practicing in totality makes the body unable to hold the immense force that is generated and one keeps falling sick and starts ageing, while the reverse happens when you practice it in totality as detailed in my book ‘The Ageless Dimension’. It has been long since I crossed 44 and do not look 44 till date, because, when time passes very quickly, it ceases to show its effect on the body.
Time is surely ticking away, going away very fast, yet yog makes you permanent. Your body, looks, relationships, bank balance, all change but what defines you is your control over the energies around and your body. It is also your desire that shapes how you interpret the creation around you. You are in this body because of your desires and it is these desires that keep you tied to the physical, not letting you access the subtler dimensions. There are so many who with the right practice of Sanatan Kriya have had the darshan of divine beings and look much younger than what they are. Yet, there are very few who take up yog even after experiencing these energies because at that point they see their desires leaving them but they do not have the capacity to leave that desire as they are not practicing correct yog and hence, they age.
Yogi Ashwini is the guiding light of Dhyan Ashram and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details, visit www.dhyanfoundation.com.