Srimathe Ramanujaya Namaha,
Namaskaram Ram Swami,
With Acharya ThiruvAdi Bhalam and Velukkudi Swami’s Aasirvadham, Adiyen will inform about devareer query.
To become a yogi, there are rules in shastra without which we cannot become a yogi as upanishadh says:
“Thaila dHaaravadh Avichinna Smrithi Santhaanaroopa.…” (pardon adiyen for typo errors), anyway what it means is “One should be CONTINOUSLY MEDITATING 24/7 on BhagavAn Sriman Narayan without our any STOPPAGE for YEARS”, like an Oil (Thaila) flowing from a clay pot CONTINOUSLY without any air bubble when a hole is drilled, and not like a tap water flowing where there is water and air bubble like an old Lambretta scooter starting trouble. Air bubble is the breaks/stops that we do while meditating like eating, going office, taking care ourselves and family and once in a while TV, smart Phone, social media, forums even if it is meant for spiritual means……
In Krita Yuga life span is more than 100, 000 years of a person, so one takes the time off from personal life whether material or spiritual, then he completes “Ashtanga Yoga for years” first means controlling all body senses including Mind before starting Meditation (have we attained Ashtaanga Yoga Siddhi?, may be No correct, so further Meditation will be difficult which is the path for Upasana Margham (Karma-Gyana-Bhakthi) to Moksham, which is evident that we cannot follow this Margham for Moksham.
Now about the disconnect in understanding as “If 100 years merit of krita yuga is obtained in a day in kali, why are not all devotees yogis? “, It has to be understood in a different way as below:
A yogi in Krita Yuga after Attaining Ashta Maha Siddhi proceeds for Meditation for Moksham as:
Upayam (Path) is Yogi’s effort,
Upeyam (Destination) is BhagavAn Sriman Narayan A (SriVaikuntam).
So the Phalam is Moksham in Krita yuga
Same Phalam Moksham is attained in Kali Yuga in ONE Day by “SHARANAGATHY MARGHAM (not Upasana Margham) is what Velukkudi Swami is mentioning in the upanyasam.
So the goal is not to become a Yogi but to attain Moksham.
In Kali Yuga the definitions are different as follows.
One who has Spiritually inclined towards Swami Ramanujar ThiruvAdi Sambhamdham by saying Srimathe Ramanujaya Namaha and HIS Sri Sookthigal. So we all are already Yogi’s, so why worry about Krita Yuga Yogi concept. 100% Moksham guaranteed in same birth.
One who has both Spiritual and Material inclination by praying BhagavAn Sriman NarayanA plus other Devatas excluding Swami Ramanujar. May or May not get Moksham (50-50 chance) in same birth.
One who is inclined to Materialism ONLY (no spiritual) like Annam, Paanam, Kelikkai etc….. Moksham is doubtful in same birth.
What is devareer’s thought process about these?
Adiyen (ElayaAlwar) Srinivasa (DhoddayAcharyar) Dasan