1)YAMA—non-violence, truth, non stealing, celibacy, not expecting anything from others,
2)NIYAMA—cleanliness of body &mind, contentment, Reading religious books, total surrender to God,
3) AASANA---- firm sitting posture,
4) PRAANAAYAAMA--- control over breath,
5) PRATYAAHAARA--=withdrawal of business of senses,
6) DHAARANA--- concentration on one thing,
7) DHYAANA---- incessant concentration on GOD only,
8) SAMADHI--- giving up all forms of GOD, merging with GOD the FATHER.
DHARANA, DHYAANA & SAMADHI together are called SAMYAMA.
MEDITATION will start with seed and ultimately it becomes seed less. That means you first
meditate on God, merge with Him and become God yourself. Likewise my Sadguru Sri Yoganada Swami was burning with God so he has become an illuminated sage.
Na tasya rogo na zaraa na mrityu praaptasya yogaagnimayam sareeram. Shedding mortality,
ageing and disease, the person doing meditation shall be burning with Yoga fire. Beatitude is
obtained by people who do meditation
and turn his mind inwards not outwards.