Sadhguru: Now in what way is yoga connected with spirituality? Spirituality is just an aspiration. Yoga is the technology to get there, a method. It works on you on the level of your body, on the level of your mind, on the level of your emotion, on the level of your energy; because these are the four dimensions in which you exist. Every dimension is a reality withinyou.See,Godisnotarealityinyourlife; itis just a belief. What kind of God you believe in is just what kind of social situations you have been brought up in, isn't it?
Whether your God has two hands or four hands or an elephant head or cat head or tail or whatever, is just according to the social and cultural influences upon you. So God is not a reality, it is your imagination, but your body is a reality, your mind is a reality, your emotion is a reality, and the energy which empowers all this is a reality. So these are the only four realities which are a living experience for you right now. So if you want to go from here to somewhere, these are the only four tools with which you can go. These are the only four vehicles you can use to transport yourself to another place. So for these four dimensions, we have four basic yogas.
Why for ages, there has been so much stress on the presence of a live Guru is simply because of this, so that he mixes the right concoction for you.
If you use your intelligence and reach out to your ultimate nature, we call this Gnana Yoga. If you use your emotion and reach out to your ultimate nature, this is called as Bhakthi Yoga, yoga of devotion or emotion. If you use your physical action and reach out to your ultimate nature, we call this Karma Yoga or yoga of action. If you use your energies to transform yourself and reach your ultimate nature, we call this Kriya Yoga, yoga of transforming energies. So these are the only four ways. What this means is: your head, heart, hands, energy. These are the four dimensions of you. Is there anybody who is only head, no heart, hands, energy? Is there anybody who is just one big heart and not other things? Each human being is a unique combination of these four things.
Now if you want to progress somewhere, your yoga should be a combination of these four things. Why for ages, there has been so much stress on the presence of a live Guru is simply because of this, so that he mixes the right concoction for you. It is because each one of you is a unique combination of these four dimensions, that a yoga that I apply for this person, if I apply to that person, it will not work. He needs a unique combination. So that is what is being done here. Though people are all sitting together in the same hall, we are not mixing the same combination for each person. You will see as a program progresses, towards the end of it, people will share as if they have been in different programs. We are mixing different combinations for different people, otherwise it won't work. That is why there is so muchstresson alive Guru.