There are four traditional schools of Yoga, and these are: Jnana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Karma Yoga, and Raja Yoga. While a Yogi or Yogini may focus exclusively on one of these approaches to Yoga, that is quite uncommon. For the vast majority of practitioners of Yoga, a blending of the four traditional types of Yoga is most appropriate. One follows his or her own predisposition in balancing these different forms of Yoga.
Jnana Yoga: Jnana Yoga is the path of knowledge, wisdom, introspection and contemplation. It involves deep exploration of the nature our being by systematically exploring and setting aside false identities.
Bhakti Yoga: Bhakti Yoga is the path of devotion, emotion, love, compassion, and service to God and others. All actions are done in the context of remembering the Divine.
Karma Yoga: Karma Yoga is the path of action, service to others, mindfulness, and remembering the levels of our being while fulfilling our actions or karma in the world.
Raja Yoga: Raja Yoga is a comprehensive method that emphasizes meditation while encompassing the whole of Yoga. It directly deals with the encountering and transcending thoughts of the mind.
Jnana Yoga has several names in India and is also referred to as Advaita and in the West as Non-Duality and often referred to as the direct path through wisdom. All of which point to the same truth and carry the same meaning that there is not two. Separation is only a concept that exists as a thought but not based in the reality of our experience.
Roger Castillo was a student of Ramesh S Balsekar
(1917 - 2009) who discovered his own true nature. Ramesh was Nisargadatta Maharaj student in India. Roger's message is identical to his teachers through his own unique expression.
Roger talks about peace of mind and happiness in daily living. He enthusiastically invites and welcomes anyone to join in when there is an interest in opening to the notion, and ultimately the first hand knowing, that peace of mind, love and contentment are our very nature and therefore available on a continuous and unbroken basis regardless of the circumstance we find ourselves in.
There is no me or you, no seeker, no enlightenment, no disciple and no guru. There is no better or worse, no path, and nothing that has to be achieved. All appearance is the source. All that apparently manifests the world, the life story, the hypnotic dream of separation, the search for home, is the one appearing as two, the nothing appearing as everything, the absolute appearing as the particular.
There is no separate intelligence weaving a destiny, and no choice functioning at any level. Nothing is happening, but this, as it is, invites the apparent seeker to rediscover that which already is, the abiding uncaused, unchanging, impersonal silence from which unconditional love overflows and celebrates. It is the wonderful mystery...
Lisa Cairns lives her life 'in love'. For the past six years, Lisa has been travelling the world, giving talks and retreats in over 20 countries on the subject of Non-Duality, Oneness.
When asked what it is that she teaches, her reply is always the same, "Love," to which she adds, "total freedom". On serious matters such as ending world crisis, she remarks in her most happy and joyous way, "I see Non-Duality as a form of political activism in that the only way to change society is to change people".