Today Yashendu had a long Yoga Workshop which was called ‘Yoga Intensive’. Intensive here should not mean difficult Yoga postures but a variety of different postures and also philosophical topics. So he talked about the different paths of Yoga and also about human and his role in this world.
'What makes us different than animals? There are maybe 8.4 million different kinds of creatures on this world. All 8.4 million creatures have the same desires: they need to satisfy their hunger, have a place to rest and sleep and they have the instinct to reproduce. But only one, humankind, has the possibility to achieve wisdom. Only human has this intelligence not only to follow its instincts and senses but to go beyond that. We are reborn again and again, sometimes in the form of an animal, then we cannot do anything. Sometimes we are reborn into the human form and then we can realize what we are here for. We can realize our truth, our inner self. But so many people live their lives like this: they go to work, they eat, they lie down to sleep, on the weekends they go out and on Mondays they start work again. Eating, sleeping and dying, only this is not the life. You have to think about who you are, for what you are here, what is your purpose. Realize the truth and embrace love in your life.