Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the Jul/Aug/Sep 2017 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. "Individuals who are not religious make progress toward achieving their goals in life by self-effort. Whatever they accomplish is, from their perspective, solely the result of what they do to achieve it." In order to unfold spiritually, one must relinquish his free instinctive nature and surrender to God by performing dharma well, selfless service, worship, meditation, transforming one's character, resolving karmas through acceptance and study. Surrender is important for 3 types of yoga namely bhakti yoga, karma yoga and raja yoga.