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Lord Sri Krishna says in Bhagavad-gita that in the stage of perfection called trance or Samadhi, one’s mind is completely restrained from material mental activities by practice of yoga.
This perfection characterized by one’s ability to see the self by the pure mind and relish and rejoice in the self. In that joyous state, one is situated in boundless transcendental senses.
Established thus one never departs from the truth, and upon gaining this he thinks there is no greater gain. Being situated in such a position, one is never shaken, even in the midst of greatest difficulty. This indeed is actual freedom from all miseries arising from material contact.
This yoga practice is more clearly explained by Srila Prabhupada.
By practice of yoga one becomes gradually detached from material concepts. This is the primary characteristic of the yoga principle.
After this one becomes situated in trance or Samadhi, which means that the yogi realizes the Supersoul through transcendental mind and intelligence, without any of the misgivings of identifying the self with the super self.
Yoga practice is more or less based on the principles of the Patanjali system. Some unauthorized commenter’s try to identify individual soul with the Supersoul and the monists think this is to be liberation, but they do not understand the real purpose of the Patanjali system of yoga.
There is an acceptance of transcendental pleasure in the Patanjali system, but the monists do not accept this transcendental pleasure, out of fear of jeopardizing the theory of oneness. The duality of knowledge and knower is not accepted by the non-dualist. But in these verse transcendental senses is accepted. And this is corroborated by Patanjali muni, the famous exponent of yoga system.
The great sage declares in his yoga sutras:
va citi-saktir iti
This citi-sakti or the internal potency is transcendental. Purusartha means material religiosity, economic development, sense gratification and, at the end, the attempt to become one with the supreme.
This “oneness with the supreme” is called "kaivalyam" by the monist, but according to Patanjali this kaivalyam is an internal or transcendental potency by which the living entity becomes aware of his constitutional position.
The best practice of yoga in this age is Krishna consciousness, which is not baffling. A Krishna conscious person is so happy in his occupation that he does not aspire after any other happiness.
There are many impediments, especially in this age of hypocrisy, to practicing hatha-yoga, dhyana-yoga and jnana-yoga, but there are no such problems in executing karma-yoga or bhakti-yoga.
As long as the material body exits, one has to meet the demands of the body namely eating, sleeping, defending and mating.
But a person, who is in pure bhakti-yoga or in Krishna consciousness, does not arouse the senses while meeting the demands of the body. Rather, he accepts the bare necessities of life, making the best use of a bad bargains and enjoys the transcendental happiness in Krishna consciousness.