In Sanskrit, the word 'Yog' translates to union or joining. Our scriptures say the practice of Yog leads to the union of an individual soul with the Universal Consciousness. For seekers, there are four broad paths to reach the Divine. Rightful action in accordance with the universal laws is called Karma Yog. The path of bhakti or devotional surrender to God and to humanity is termed Bhakti Yog. When you explore your Inner Self through meditation or dhyan, you are involved in Dhyan Yog. If the devotee uses knowledge to develop spiritually and to answer the basic questions of life - eternal questions such as "Who am I? Why am I here? What is the purpose of my life?" - he is called a Gyan Yogi. The veil of maya prevents us from knowing our real nature and the nature of the universe around us. Gyan Yog is the process of piercing this veil with a multi-pronged approach. Gyan Yog or the Path of Intelligence works very well in conjunction with rightful action and meditation. The Gyani uses the powers of the mind to discriminate between the real and the unreal, the temporal and the permanent. In this pursuit, he does not forsake his worldly duties and responsibilities. On the contrary, he gives his best to his profession and career, whilst loving and working towards the good of humanity.
You are here because you are looking for something higher than yourself, a higher purpose, a greater meaning in your life. You must know that it is not easy to perceive Brahman, for Brahman is infinite, eternal and all pervading. However, through Gyan Yog, you can use your discrimination to separate the real from the unreal. Then you will realise that all duality is ignorance. There is no need at all to look outside of yourself for a divine entity. For you are yourself Divine.