Yoga’s ancient wisdom provides practical answers to personal and social issues such as racism, sectarianism, hatred and conflict, how to have a peaceful, progressive society, fear of death, the causes of crime, etc.
No matter how much sensual pleasure people have, no matter how much they consume, they always want more. This endless personal craving manifests as ever increasing material consumption.
On the other hand, for a person who cultivates wisdom or true knowledge, the results are inner peace, satisfaction, patience, respect for others, freedom from duplicity, compassion, joyfulness, remembrance of his spiritual identity, freedom from the fear of death, freedom from anxiety and depression, and so on.
The false identification of the body as the self leads to more than just racial conflicts. International conflicts, religious conflicts, sexual conflicts, and many other conflicts are rooted in this false identification. Each body has a multitude of different labels and characteristics. This in itself isn’t bad, just like it isn’t bad for people to wear different-colored clothes. What is bad is that due to identifying the body as the self, we wrongly consider the person to be the labels that are on his body.
Ancient wisdom for modern living provides insight and practical answers to the social, economic, and personal problems of the world today.