The meaning of Yog
The act of harnessing
A system of concentration and meditation
Means of salvation
A theory or practice of abstract meditation undertaken to bring the soul towards or into union with the super soul
Union with the universal soul by means of contemplation
One of the six schools of indian philosophy
An auspicious or opportune moment
Of sutras on composed by the sage Patajali
The worg "yog" has so many meanings. So we have to use appropriate meanings to describe the functions or objectives of Yoga for attaining success in intellectual pursuits in the material world and the sub-processes prescribed by scholars of vedic and post vedic tradition.
In this article such an attempt will be made.
What a brahmin has to do?
Learn, teach, do yajnas, help others to do yajnas, to take daan, to give daan.
Brahmins, the intellectual community has to contribute value to the other professions so that there is surplus. Daan is given out of surplus. It is only when intellectual really contribute and help other professions to create surplus that they have the means to live. They are asked to give daan also. What does it mean? The brahmin or the intellectual person is not expected to accumulate wealth. So whenever he has surplus he is asked to give daan.
A brahmin is to learn on a continuous basis. Tapas or present day research was prescribed for Brahmins. Purans were heard by brahmins first. Then then promoted the purans among others.
What is yajna? Yajna is practicing the knowledge. The tapas or research may produce new knowledge. But it has to be put in practice to give benefits to society. Brahmins are asked to perform yajnas for the benefit of society and also to support yajnas performed by other professionals.