the devotee knows automatically about the yoga process, and knows actually the topmost yoga understanding. So this begins from understanding that, “We are not the body.” and therefore we immediately transcend all of the preliminary things which are meant to get a person out of bodily consciousness. We already start from above that. Just like if you start from your post graduate course. You don’t have to go to the primary, secondary, you can immediately start university level, you see. If a person already has that accumulated knowledge you don’t have to go through it. So all those lower levels, are just to bring a person out of the body consciousness; so as soon as one experiences happiness or Krishna consciousness above this material plane and one desires in that direction, then immediately one can perceive uh, that, uh, that “This happiness is beyond the body, therefore I am not the body.” Therefore we pray to Lord Nityananda to bless us.
H.H Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
26th Dec, 1982 SB class @ Atlanta,