Man needs integration, an integration of all the fragments into one whole, into one harmony. And that is the whole effort of religion. The very word religion means that which binds you together. That’s exactly the meaning of yoga too; yoga means union. Religion and yoga are synonymous.

When you become crystallized, when you become one, when all these parts that are falling apart melt and merge into one unity, a tremendous joy arises because all the conflict is gone. And when the conflict is gone, celebration begins.

All the meditative techniques are devised in such a way that they can bring your quarreling fragments closer to each other, into a friendship, into harmony, into accord.