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pinnacle experience in such cases can be Aham Brahmasmi.
When we view Master in second person ―Thou‖ we move into the realm of devotion and surrender.
When we view the Master in third person ―IT‖ or  ̳Tam‘ we get a special personality who is working out the transformation of human consciousness in which we have a part to play so that we live in an enlightened world.
Lord Krishna in his Bhagavad Gita explained the intricacies of Yoga of different types adding the Bhakti aspect also in Yoga. Different types of yoga that do not have surrender to a Master as an integral element of the system lead to what is termed as self realisation. It is the common perception that yoga sadhana leads to Advaitaanubhuti or to the awareness of Aham Brahmasmi. It is held by many scholars that yoga as taught by Sage Patanjali is nir- Iswara or without God. There are many hold the opinion that Iswara Pranidhana is part and parcel of

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