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Who Can Become A Yogi? - Prabhupada 0145

690214 - Lecture BG 06.02-5 - Los Angeles

So detraction from God means sense enjoyment. Those who are too much addicted to sense enjoyment, they are not, I mean to say, eligible for yoga system. Yoga system is not that, that you go on doing all nonsense in sense gratification and simply sit down meditation. This is simply colossal hoax. It has no meaning. Yoga system first is to sense . . . controlling the sense: yama, niyama. There are eight different stages of practicing yoga: yama, niyama, āsana, dhyāna, dhāraṇā, prāṇāyāma, pratyāhāra, samādhi.

So in the beginning, first of all we shall speak in this chapter, Lord Kṛṣṇa will teach you what is yoga system. Therefore in the beginning Kṛṣṇa says that no one can become a yogī unless he renounces the desire for sense gratification.