Daily Quotes and Sutras

Bhagavad Gita Quote

Chapter X: The Yoga of Divine Manifestations

X.17. KATHAM VIDYAAMAHAM YOGIMSTWAAM SADAA PARICHINTAYAN;
KESHU KESHU CHA BHAAVESHU CHINTYO'SI BHAGAVANMAYAA.

(Arjuna continuing to speak to Krishna)
How shall I, ever meditating, know Thee, O Yogin? In what aspects
or things, O blessed Lord, art Thou to be thought of by me?

X.18. VISTARENAATMANO YOGAM VIBHOOTIM CHA JANAARDANA;
BHOOYAH KATHAYA TRIPTIRHI SHRINVATO NAASTI ME'MRITAM.
Tell me again in detail, O Krishna, of Thy Yogic power and glory;
for I am not satisfied with what I have heard of Thy life-giving
and nectar-like speech!

Daily Quote

Know that wealth, sex-delights, power, learning are all bondage. This is the beginning of wisdom.

Raja Yoga Sutra

Raja Yoga Selection Number 77, for Thursday, December 8, 2016


[from Discourse II: "Sadhana Pada- On Spiritual Disciplines"]
II.16. HEYAM DUKHAM ANAGATAM
'The misery that has not yet manifested should be avoided'.

Commentary:
Karma has been worked out, is being worked out, or is waiting to be
worked out by one's actions. Karma that has already been incurred cannot
be changed, but its misery can be avoided by positive thinking. Future
pain can be avoided by carefully attending to present actions.

Weekly Poem

4. RAM OR RAHEEM
Ram or Raheem is the same for me.
Krishna or Kareem is the same for me.
God or Allah is the same for me.
Ahur Mazda or Jehovah is the same for me.
Christ or Krishna is the same for me.
I accept and respect all saints and prophets.
I respect all Gurus and friars.
I find Truth in all religions:
Thus sayeth Sivananda.

(a) Raheem - Allah (Bestower of Mercy)
(b) Kareem - Benefactor
(c) Ahur Mazda - The chief deity of Zoroastrianism

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