I have answered this question numerous times from many people. Aren’t we as yogis supposed to be inherently ‘good’? Isn’t there to be some guiding karmic principle that I live my life with?
My answer to these questions lies in understanding everyone’s unique path. It’s what makes us who we are. My path isn’t yours and your path isn’t mine. And because of that, we’re all at different points along that journey. The ultimate state of yoga is samedhi, or pure bliss. It’s taught that once we achieve this, we are able to move on from this life cycle of birth to death to birth to death. And because we’re all here, right now, that means that we have none achieved ultimate bliss. And are all bad yogis in some way shape or form.
I don’t think it’s a bad thing to be referred to as bad yogi; in fact, I wear it as a badge of honor. It’s a statement that regardless of the angle we approach from, we know that there are steps that have yet to be taken. I’m not near where my goal is in this life, or even quite possibly the next, but I’m walking. You are too. So hold you head up. I hold my head up proud knowing that this bad yogi is on the way; and I hope you do too.