Daily Quotes and Sutras
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Bhagavad Gita QuoteChapter XI: The Yoga of the Vision of the Cosmic Form
XI.40. NAMAH PURASTAADATHA PRISHTHATASTE
NAMO'STU TE SARVATA EVA SARVA;
SARVAM SAMAAPNOSHI TATO'SI SARVAH.
(Arjuna speaking to Krishna)
Salutations to Thee from front and from behind! Salutations to
Thee on every side! O All! Thou infinite in power and prowess,
pervadest all; wherefore Thou art all.
XI.41. SAKHETI MATWAA PRASABHAM YADUKTAM
HE KRISHNA HE YAADAVA HE SAKHETI;
AJAANATAA MAHIMAANAM TAVEDAM
MAYAA PRAMAADAAT PRANAYENA VAAPI.
Whatever I have presumptuously uttered from love or carelessness,
addressing Thee as O Krishna! O Yadava! O Friend! regarding Thee
merely as a friend, unknowing of this, Thy greatness,
Daily QuoteThe Lord's ways are mysterious. There is something good even in all seeming failures. You are not able to see that now. Time will revail it. Be patient.
Raja Yoga SutraRaja Yoga Selection Number 81, for Thursday, May 23, 2013
[from Discourse II: "Sadhana Pada- On Spiritual Disciplines"]
II.21. TAD-ARTHA EVA DRSYASYATMA.
'The very existence of the seen is for the Seer'.
The seen, Prakriti, exists for and is subordinate to the Seer, or
Self. Its sole purpose is to provide experience for the growth and Self-
Realization of man.
II.22. KRTARTHAM PRATI NASTAM APY ANASTAM TAD-ANYA-SADHARANATVAT.
'Even though it (Prakriti) becomes non-existent for him who has fulfilled
its purpose, it continues to exist for others for it is common to all'.
To one who has attained liberation, Prakriti ceases to exist, and its
purposes has been carried out. But Nature, the phenomenal world, remains a
common experience for those who have yet to realize the Self; it continues
to exist for them.
Weekly Poem39. THAT BRAHMAN AM I
That Brahman who is Satchidananda,
Who is the Indweller and Inner Ruler,
Who is the womb of the Vedas,
Who is the creator of this universe,
Who is the substratum for everything,
Who gives light to the intellect,
Who is hiding himself in all forms,
Who is adored by the Rishis,
Whom the Vedas proclaim,
Whom the Yogis wish to attain in Samadhi,
Who is a terror to Indra and Agni,
Who is sweet to the disciplined Yogi,
That Brahman verily I am:
Sivoham, Sivoham, Sivoham.
a) Brahman - Absolute Infinity, God.
b) Sat-Chit-Ananda - Existence, Knowledge, Bliss Absolute
c) Samadhi - Superconsciousness
d) Indra - Leader of the Gods
e) Agni - Fire God
f) Sivoham - I am Siva