Daily Quotes and Sutras
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Bhagavad Gita QuoteChapter VI: The Yoga of Meditation
VI.13. SAMAM KAAYASHIROGREEVAM DHAARAYANNACHALAM STHIRAH;
SAMPREKSHYA NAASIKAAGRAM SWAM DISHASHCHAANAVALOKAYAN.
(Krishna speaking to Arjuna)
Let him firmly hold his body, head and neck erect and perfectly
still, gazing at the tip of his nose, without looking around.
VI.14. PRASHAANTAATMAA VIGATABHEER BRAHMACHAARIVRATE STHITAH;
MANAH SAMYAMYA MACCHITTO YUKTA AASEETA MATPARAH.
Serene-minded, fearless, firm in the vow of a Brahmachari,
having controlled the mind, thinking of Me and balanced in
mind, let him sit, having Me as his supreme goal.
Daily QuoteThe Upanishads throw a flood of light on the path of knowledge and lead the aspirants to the highest rung on the ladder of Jnana(Wisdom).
Raja Yoga SutraRaja Yoga Selection Number 3, for Sunday, September 25, 2016
[from Chapter I: "Samadhi Pada- On Contemplations"]
I.1. ATHA YOGAANUSHAASNAM
'Now Yoga is explained.'
Commentary: The word 'Yoga' means union. It refers to the process of
uniting the individual with the Universal Soul. It brings about
that state of mind which is unruffled and calm in all situations.
Weekly Poem48. THAT WONDERFUL ARCHITECT
Who has built this marvellous body-palace?
The architect of this wonderful body
Has shown the greatest skill
In building this body.
He is the Architect of architects.
The outside arches of buildings
Are nothing when compared to the arches in this body,
A few fragile bones are joined together;
An arch is formed in the foot.
It can support a weight of two or three maunds.
A tiny nerve moves the muscles f the face
Which express various emotions of the mind.
What a grand marvel!!
Look at these delicate organs: eye, ear, etc,
A small aperature in the eye
Admits huge mountains to the vision.
This greatest Architect is the Lord
Who dwells in the chambers of your heart.
Glory to this great Architect of architects!
Prostrations to this wonderful Architect!