God gave man the Garden of Eden, that was everything, and man accepted at first with gratitude.
Man then discovered his transformative power, and preferred it to the gift of God.
Man become ungrateful, and pure nature was raped.
In the place of Adam, born thanks to the same substance of the earth, dust to dust, and in the place of the Holy Spirit, straight blown in Mother Earth’s womb, man decided to conceive himself, rejecting that his power was a God’s gift.
Man lost his purity, and demanded to be God himself.
Then came Jesus Christ, conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of a virgin, and history is repeating itself.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth( Gospel of Matthew).
My kingdom is not of this world (Gospel of John).
Wisdom says that man will soon stop to transform the world : the actual situation will end.
On the one hand there’s the thankful acceptance of the gift, on the other there’s the ungrateful rejection of the violence. God and man compared.
The one who gives too much is bound to not been thanked, and the one who does not give, or just gives a little, will have to grant something.
This is a topsy-turvy world, thus gratitude is love. Because giving, and not just receiving, is love.
Receiving with gratitude is the Son, giving with love is the Father.
The one who refuses is egocentric, the one who accept is a man of faith. Indeed, the first build his life on possession, the other one lives peacefully with all was created by God, and is God himself.
Receiving is yin, giving is yang. We have been told that the first action is passive, the second one is active, but receiving is not passivity.
It’s enough to consider the birth, the first inhalation. Breathing is our first action, and means receiving, which is an important action for the whole life, that ends with bringing it back. Therefore receiving may be considered in two different ways: taking over, which is yang and mainly masculine , or receiving, which is yin and mainly feminine. Two equal forces. But women and men have both of them.
Male and female He created them (Genesis).
Human being is the balance between these forces. Male and female He created them, Ying e Yang. OM.
Even if we have this creative power, and we can transform everything, we have forgot that everything was already before our action, and everything will be again.
Man can destroy just what he did, and after him the Holy Alleance with God will raise again, thus the real power, thus the Garden of Even.
Thanks to yoga man learns deep self-knowledge, become conscious to be part of the whole, and learns the rules that govern and regulate it.
In the kingdom of man, as it is in the rest of nature, the acknowledgement of the rules means obedience. And gratitude is actually an inherent quality of submission, because gratitude it’s not just thanking after receiving, but a frame of mind.
Even if Yoga has not a reference Church, is a sort of creed, teaching acceptance as such, because it’s a balance between yin and yang, receiving and giving, responsiveness and unresponsiveness.
This frame of mind makes the difference in relation to our way of living, acting and perceiving things; and Yoga makes it quite clear in the balance between doing and not doing.
Bhagavad Gita tells that Krisna gave Yoga to Arjuna as a gift, in order to find the right balance between doing and not doing. Arjuna has been appointed as a warrior, and he had to win for his God, without thinking about acting or not.
It’s not a matter of choice, it’s just a matter of attitude towards action. That’s the difference.
This state of grace has been a topic for many religious books and, as well, many saints and prophets life was conditioned by. But it’s just the innate approach of submission that even the littlest animal has in front of Nature. On the contrary man struggle to get what should be a natural instinct.
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin,
Yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, Oh you of little faith? (gospel of Matthew).