There are many forms of freedom for different people with different thinking and desire. In yoga, freedom while living in the world of selfless impermanent names and forms is being free from ignorance and egoism, and thus, be free from the consequences of ignorance and egoism, of all kinds of mental and emotional suffering of unhappiness, disturbs, restlessness, fear, worry, disappointment, anger, hatred, hurts, painful sorrow, guilt, shame, resentment, and so on.
Nowadays, many people who think they are mentally and emotionally
disturbed and hurt by something hurtful, they feel and believe that they
are suffering from mental and emotional hurts and suffering, and they
are looking forward to be receiving some kind of 'spiritual healing'
treatment from someone 'spiritual' to heal them, to take away their
painful hurts and suffering. Meanwhile, there are many different kinds
of 'spiritual healing' being 'advertised' in the world claiming to be
able to 'heal' people's mental and emotional hurts and suffering,
including in the world of yoga. That's their freedom. Getting certain
'healing treatment' or receiving certain 'comforting love and affection'
from some other beings might relieve certain degrees of mental and
emotional pain, but it doesn't stop the mind to be continuing
perceiving/experiencing/feeling 'hurts' and 'suffering' mentally and
emotionally whenever people think and believe they are 'experiencing'
and 'disturbed by' some kind of 'hurtful' and 'suffering' experiences.
people come to us to learn and practice yoga, we don't give them 'spiritual healing' treatment. We
don't take away or remove what people think and believe is their mental
or emotional painful hurts and suffering. We teach and guide everyone to
contemplate upon or look into their own minds to know what is going on
in their minds, that allows them to see the truth of hurts and
suffering, to realize the root cause of hurts and suffering, to realize
selflessness and compassion. We don't heal anyone, but it's coming from
people themselves willingly to let go all the ignorant perception about
everything that will liberate them from any kind of 'so called' mental
and emotional 'hurts' and 'suffering'.
If people are not
willing to learn about what is going on in their own minds, and
reluctant to open their minds, where they insist that all their painful
hurts and suffering are caused by somebody and something that is being
hurtful and suffering, and feel greatly insulted and offended when being
told to 'identify' and 'see' the ignorance and egoism in their own
mind, then the teaching and practice is useless to them.