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Bhagavad Gita Quote

Chapter XV: The Yoga of the Highest Spirit

XV.19. YO MAAMEVAM ASAMMOODHO JAANAATI PURUSHOTTAMAM;
SA SARVAVIDBHAJATI MAAM SARVABHAAVENA BHAARATA.

(Krishna speaking to Arjuna)
He who, undeluded, knows Me thus as the highest Purusha, he,
knowing all, worships Me with his whole being (heart), O Arjuna!

XV.20. ITI GUHYATAMAM SHAASTRAM IDAMUKTAM MAYAA'NAGHA;
ETADBUDDHWAA BUDDHIMAAN SYAAT KRITAKRITYASHCHA BHAARATA.
Thus, this most secret science has been taught by Me, O sinless
one! On knowing this, a man becomes wise, and all his duties are
accomplished, O Arjuna!

HARI OM TAT SAT
ITI SRIMAD BHAGAVADGEETAASOOPANISHATSU BRAHMAVIDYAAYAAM
YOGASHAASTRE SRI KRISHNAARJUNASAMVAADE
PURUSHOTTAMAYOGO NAAMA PANCHADASHO'DHYAAYAH

Thus in the Upanishads of the glorious Bhagavad Gita, the science
of the Eternal, the scripture of Yoga, the dialogue between Sri
Krishna and Arjuna, ends the fifteenth discourse entitled:

"The Yoga of the Supreme Spirit"

Daily Quote

He who has a blameless character and good behaviour can ralise the Truth quickly.

Raja Yoga Sutra

Raja Yoga Selection Number 166, for Wednesday, July 30, 2014


[from Discourse IV: "Kaivalya Pada- On Realization"]
IV.27. TAC-CHIDRESU PRATYAYANTARANI SAMSKAREBHYAH
'Thoughts that arise as interruptions to discrimination are due to past
"samskaras"(mental impressions).'

Commentary:
Before liberation is attained, remaining habitual thoughts and
tendencies arise in the mind from time to time to interrupt the growth of
discrimination.

IV.28. HANAM ESAM KLESAVAD UKTAM
'Their removal is achieved in the same way as the removal of the
afflictions, as previously described.'

Commentary:
The methods of the removal of the interruptions of discrimination
are the same as for removal of the afflictions, or causes of misery,
described in the second chapter, sutras 10, 11, and 26.

Weekly Poem

45. WHO IS GOD? WHAT IS GOD?

Who is God? What is God?
Is there a God? Where is God?
How to realise God?
Man wants an answer to these eternal questions,
Certainly there is God.
God exists; He is the only Reality.
God is your Creator, Saviour and Redeemer.
He is all-pervading, He dwells in your heart,
He is always near you.
He is nearer to you than your jugular vein or nose.
he loves you; He can talk to you.
You cannot find God by the intellect,
But by feeling, meditation, experience and realisation.

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