The Sanskrit root of the word YOGA can most significantly be found in the cognate (linguistically related) Greek root of the Biblical word zeugnymi, the root of the Latin Biblical word iugum, the root of the English Biblical word YOKE and the theological word conJUGal as in Sacramental Marriage and the theology of Bridal Mysticism. What does this word mean in terms of JOINING TWO-AS-ONE?
In all of the known words with this root, the meaning is to unite TWO as One, as in a YOKE of oxen, or in the LOVE of conJUGal or Bridal Mysticism. This word NEVER MEANS to in any way dissolve or anihilate TWO entities and merge them into One! Even in the word Conjugal Love, the concept of TWO BODIES JOINED AS ONE IN SEXUAL UNION, does NOT mean that the two Spirit-Souls have ceased to exist! Thus the ONE FLESH of the Biblical New Testament, Book of Mark, Chapter 10, Verse 9 specifically mentions the FLESH of the conJUGal union of natural marriage.
10.9 “And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.”
As Spirit-Souls the Lover and Beloved do not cease to be two conscious entities. They do not merge to become a single conscious entity, or die (cease to exist) to become a new single entity with the memories and attributes of the former two.
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