United States Supreme Court, October 8, 2019
The yoga texts talk about concerted effort (tapas) yielding boons in the form of power.
To reach liberation of spirit (moksha), according to various yoga teachings, takes a lot of effort (tapas).
Just as it takes responding to grit and irritation for an oyster to make a pearl, so too the bliss of yoga comes only with effort (tapas) and steady practice (sadhana) in response to the challenges of embodiment.
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