The Inner Kingdom

From the Bible:

“And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden…. And the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil” (Genesis 2:8, 9)

 

From the Bhagavad Gita:

“The wise speak of an eternal ashvatta tree, with its roots above and its branches below” (15:1)

“The yogi,” he says, “is greater than the ascetic, greater even than the followers of the paths of wisdom [Gyana Yoga] or of action [Karma Yoga]. Be thou, O Arjuna, a yogi!”

For those who would find the divine truth, Krishna gives this description of the yogi:

Steadfast a lamp burns, sheltered from the wind;
Steadfastly meditating, solitary,
Such is the likeness of the Yogi’s mind
Shut from sense-storms and burning bright to heaven.