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  • Writer's picturePremanandhan Narayanan

Understanding the Role of Punishment and Spiritual Growth in Raja Yoga Meditation

In Raja Yoga meditation, it is believed that when someone commits a sin, they will receive a punishment of 10% of the negative energy generated by that act. However, for someone who is a learned Raja Yogi, the punishment is believed to be 100% of the negative energy generated by the sin. This is because a Raja Yogi is believed to have a greater awareness and responsibility towards their actions, as they have a deeper understanding of the spiritual principles and the impact of their actions on themselves and others.

Now, the question arises, what happens if a Raja Yogi quits Raja Yoga meditation? It is important to note that the practice of Raja Yoga meditation is not something that can be easily abandoned or forgotten. It is a lifelong journey towards spiritual growth and self-realization. However, if a Raja Yogi does stop practicing meditation, what will be his punishment will it be 10% or 100%.

During bhakti we have been visiting temples, doing pooja's, practicing fasting and many more rituals, where as in Raja Yoga meditation we are supposed to do Manmanabhava. Just realise that we are an atma and remember Paramathma with love. That is all we have to do it here.

Instead of wasting our time in debating what percentage of sin we will incur when we give up raja yoga meditation. It is better to spend our quality time reflecting on what best to be done in order to do Raja meditation better.

It is important to note that the focus of Raja Yoga meditation is not on avoiding punishment for committing sins, but rather on the cultivation of inner peace, self-awareness, and spiritual growth. The practice of Manmanabhava, or constantly remembering the Supreme Being with love and devotion, is the cornerstone of Raja Yoga meditation. Through this practice, one can develop a deeper connection with the divine and ultimately attain self-realization.

In contrast, the practice of rituals and traditions in bhakti may have a different focus, such as seeking blessings or material benefits from the divine. While there is nothing inherently wrong with these practices, it is important to remember that the ultimate goal of spiritual practice is to attain self-realization and liberation from the cycle of birth and death.

In conclusion, while the concept of punishment for sins in Raja Yoga meditation may seem daunting, it is important to understand that the focus of this practice is not on avoiding punishment but rather on cultivating inner peace and spiritual growth. Instead of worrying about the percentage of punishment for committing sins, it is more beneficial to focus on improving our practice of Raja Yoga meditation and deepening our connection with the divine.


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