Maharaja Prithu I believe, he lit the four fires on each side, in the middle of the summer you know, and did… was it he, and he did this severe meditation. I mean this is what the yogis do. They learn to transcend the body in a very physical way, so, it’s a difficult… it’s a difficult process, but if one perfectly does it then will come up to point of God realization, and at which point he can render devotional service to God. The difficulty is that if a person stops, doesn’t continue in the yoga process, then they get stuck up.
H.H Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
26th Dec, 1982 SB class @ Atlanta,