A skilled yogi blossoms even while living in the three gunas, just as a lotus flower blossoms in muddy waters.

Ahimsa : The first principle of yoga "When you become non-violent in your actions, speech, and thoughts, the violence drops in your presence." says Patanjali. You become dear to all kingdoms of life, here and beyond.   The Words Are Not The True Knowledge Just as milk contains butter in it but the milk itself is not butter, and just as an apple-seed contains apples in it but the seed itself is not an apple, the same way the words in the Scriptures contain knowledge in them, but the words themselves are not the knowledge. To get butter out of milk, and to get apples...