Question: What should one do to have success in Yoga?
Chandra Om: "Surrender oneself to the Lord. It is important to remember the Lord is dwelling inside of you, right there in the heart, as the real Self, as the Supreme teacher. So when you say you are surrendering to the Lord, you are truly surrendering to the higher Self. You are eradicating the ego, the lower nature, by continual practice of the Yamas and Niyamas, by constant practice and detachment. This is key. You must move from the mind to the heart. The mind is only a temporary phase, only an instrument of knowledge. Investigate what the mind is, and it will disappear and duality will cease. There is no such thing as mind apart from thought. Mind leads to doubts. But there is no end to doubts, so don’t focus on trying to remove them or ‘figure things out’. Seek the source of the doubts, the “I” or “ego”, and you will find they are truly non-existent. Only then, doubts will cease.
"You must move from the mind to the heart. When the mind gets absorbed in the heart there is not the slightest trace of “I” thought. Remain without distractions. The heart is the only reality. Your real Self is dwelling in the heart. To remain as one’s Self is to enter the heart. Self-surrender will lead to Self-realization. Surrender can only happen when the mind is done trying to comprehend or understand what true surrender means. Surrender is to give oneself up to the origin of one’s being. But remember, this original source exists within you—not outside of you. God Bless You."