Meet Arvind Goel who is changing the lives of the people in Moradabad through Yoga


Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: As the world celebrated the 8th International Day of Yoga on June 21, a philanthropist in Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad district was in the limelight. Meet Arvind Kumar Goel, who is working silently and imparting yoga skills to change the lives of the people for good.

“Yoga is all about moving towards an experiential reality in which one discovers one’s ultimate reason for being. And, contrary to popular belief, it is not just about asanas, meditation, and difficult physical postures or a method to stay healthy, but also includes ancient wisdom of the sages to unlock spiritual awakening and holistic healing, thereby positively impacting our earthly lives” said Goel.

Though Yoga is broadly classified into four groups – Karma, Bhakti, Jnana, and Raja, Arvind Goel’s focus has always been on Karma (action-oriented) Yoga which encourages to move on the path of service through selfless action for the good of others.

Goel’s belief in Karma yoga manifests from his actions in the field of philanthropy in the last three decades. He has erected hundreds of old age homes, and shelters for the poor helps run a large number of educational institutions and pulled thousands out of poverty providing them the means to dignified lives.

But he also knows, the problem is humongous and he alone cannot fulfill the dream to eradicate suffering from this planet. And thus, Goel deploys the tenets of Karma Yoga to bring about change. He connects spirituality with service and encourages others to develop a selfless mindset.

Now be it the celebrities who consider Goel their ideal or industrialists who wait eagerly to get a chance to meet him or simply those lakhs of students to whom he provides education, Goel’s message is clear – follow Karma Yoga with a selfless heart to bring about change in the lives of the poor and needy. And do not expect anything in return. It is the attitude towards the action which is more important than the action itself.

Karma Yoga works both ways. On one hand, it betters the lives of the poor and on the other hand, it connects the benefactor with the divine as it brings inner peace.

This changes one’s attitude towards life. And, a relaxed and happy mind is better able to cope with sensitive issues. Yoga keeps the mind peaceful and content, and so helps strengthen the bonds you share with people. Karma Yoga brings a purpose to an otherwise rudderless life. Goel’s motto on this International Day of Yoga is to make the world a better place to live in.


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