Daily Quotes and Sutras

Bhagavad Gita Quote

Chapter II: Sankhya Yoga

(Krishna speaking to Arjuna)
II.24. This Self cannot be cut, burnt, wetted, nor dried up. It
is eternal, all-pervading, stable, immovable and ancient.
COMMENTARY: The Self is very subtle. It is beyond the reach of
speech and mind. It is very difficult to understand this subtle
Self. So Lord Krishna explains the nature of the immortal Self in
a variety of ways with various ilustrations and examples, so that
It can be grasped by the people.
Sword cannot cut this Self. So It is eternal. Because It is
eternal, It is all-pervading. Because It is all-pervading, It is
stable like a statue. Because It is Stable, It is immovable. It
is everlasting. Therefore, It is not produced out of any cause.
It is not new. It is ancient.

Daily Quote

When you do Japa, when you meditate, the mind is freed from its distractive nature.

Raja Yoga Sutra

Raja Yoga Selection Number 119, for Tuesday, June 19, 2018


[from Discourse III: "Vibhuti Pada- On Divine Powers"]
III.7. TRAYAM ANTARANGAM PURVEBHYAH
'These three are more internal than the preceding ones'.

Commentary:
Dharana, dhyana and samadhi are internal; they are practice of the
mind. This is in contrast to the first five limbs of Raja Yoga which work
through the physical system.

III.8. TAD API BAHIR-ANGAM NIRBIJASYA
'But even these are external (compared) to the "seedless" state'.

Commentary:
In 'nirbija samadhi', mentioned in the last sutra of the first
chapter, there is absolutely nothing remaining but union with the Lord.
So, it is said that samyama is but an externalization in relation to that
ultimate state.

Weekly Poem

28. A PEEP INTO THE BEYOND

I had a peep into the Beyond;
This made my life sweet,
The burden of Samsara light.
Time and space vanished.
I swim in the ocean of Consciosness.

Reason has left me.
Intuition is beaming.
The mind has melted.
The senses are dissolved.

I have poise and peace,
Amidst incessant work.
I am not shaken
By severe tribulation.
I live in the Supreme.

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