Daily Quotes and Sutras

Bhagavad Gita Quote

Chapter V: The Yoga of Renunciation of Action

V.4. SAANKHYAYOGAU PRITHAGBAALAAH PRAVADANTI NA PANDITAAH;
EKAM APYAASTHITAH SAMYAG UBHAYOR VINDATE PHALAM.

(Krishna speaking to Arjuna)
Children, not the wise, speak of knowledge and the Yoga
of action or the performance of action as though they are
distinct and different; he who is truly established in one
obtains the fruits of both.

V.5. YATSAANKHYAIH PRAAPYATE STHAANAM TAD YOGAIR API GAMYATE;
EKAM SAANKHYAM CHA YOGAM CHA YAH PASHYATI SA PASHYATI.
That place which is reached by the Sankhyas or the Jnanis
is reached by the (Karma) Yogis. He sees who sees knowledge and
the performance of action (Karma Yoga) as one.

Daily Quote

Be kind. Be compassionate. Be honest. Be sincere. Be truthful. Be bold. Bepure. Be wise. Be virtuous. Enquire: 'who am I'? Know the Self and be free. This is the summary of the teachings of Siva.

Raja Yoga Sutra

Raja Yoga Selection Number 129, for Monday, August 31, 2015


[from Discourse III: "Vibhuti Pada- On Divine Powers"]
III.22. ETENA SABDADY ANTARDHANAM UKTAM
'From this can also be explained the disappearance of sound and other
physical phenomena'.

III.23. SOPAKRAMAM NIRUPAKRAMAM CA KARMA TAT-SAMYMA APARANTA-JNANAM
ARISTEBHYO VA
'Karma may be either dormant or active; by performing samyama on both, and
through omens, the yogi may know the time of death'.

III.24. MAITRY-ADISU BALANI
'(By performing samyama) on friendliness (mercy, love etc. ), their
strengths are gained'.

Weekly Poem

47. WHAT IS GOD?

What is God?
It is hard to tell.
But when I llok at the Ganges,
I know it is God.
When I see the jassamine,
I know it is God.
When I behold the blue sky,
I know it is God.
When I hear the chirping of birds,
I know it is God.
When I taste honey,
I know it is God.

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