30 Mar THE HUMAN PROBLEM
In India, a search for these goals first took the form of mundane prosperity (Yogaksema) as evident in Rigveda. In the amalgamated ideas of that time, may be thousands of years ago, the genesis of yoga flowered as a catalytic medium, referred to as a vehicle through the agency of which blessings of gods were invoked. But dependence on some outside agency to achieve prosperity, which is also the aim of the modern man at national and international levels in all spheres of life, was found wanting. Thus, it was soon realized that instead of solving the human problem of prosperity through an outside agency, if man began helping himself, he could achieve this economically, easily and definitely. So instead of solving his problems by objective or mundane methods, the mad Muni of Vedic period settled down to a norm of inner culture later accepted as yoga – the standard and uniform technology of disciplining human personality so that in whatever conditions he is, he is still free, happy and at peace. Instead of wasting time in building temples and monuments to perpetuate his image of self, his idea of immortality was satisfied when he realized that his true self is eternal and absolute.