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Bhagavad Gita Quote

Chapter XIII: The Yoga of the Division Between the Field and the Knower of the Field

XIII.33. YATHAA SARVAGATAM SAUKSHMYAADAAKAASHAM NOPALIPYATE;
SARVATRAAVASTHITO DEHE TATHAATMAA NOPALIPYATE.
As the all-pervading ether is not tainted because of its subtlety,
so the Self seated everywhere in the body, is not tainted.

XIII.34. YATHAA PRAKAASHAYATYEKAH KRITSNAM LOKAMIMAM RAVIH;
KSHETRAM KSHETREE TATHAA KRITSNAM PRAKAASHAYATI BHAARATA.
Just as the one sun illumines the whole world, so also the Lord of
the Field (the Supreme Self) illumines the whole Field, O Arjuna!

Daily Quote

Know the value of time. You cannot salvage a second spent in worthless ways. Time is most precious.

Raja Yoga Sutra

Raja Yoga Selection Number 118, for Tuesday, February 9, 2016


[from Discourse III: "Vibhuti Pada- On Divine Powers"]
III.5. TAJ-JAYAT PRAJNALOKAH
'By mastering it (Samyama) comes the light of direct knowledge'.

Commentary:
When samyama is mastered, higher consciousness is attained. All
intuitive knowledge becomes available.

III.6. TASYA BHUMISU VINIYOGAH
'Its (of samyama) application (should be) in stages'.

Commentary:
Even though a person must be highly evolved in order to be able to
achieve samyama, a caution is still given here that progress should be
gradual. Samyama is very powerful, and its application requires great
wisdom.

Weekly Poem

15. MY AUSPICIOUS DAY

I celebrated this auspicious day
with great eclat and pomp,
With illumination and joyful songs.
My wish has been fulfilled,
I have met my Beloved;
How shall I find words
For the Beauty of my Beloved !
He is brilliant like millions of suns,
he has entrhorned in my heard,
The lamp of love burns lustrously.
I bathed Him with the water of love;
I adorned Him with the flowers of Prem;
I gave Hime butter and sugar-candy.
I have drunk the cup of love,
Which is filled to the brim;
It is the cup of perfect joy:
My rapture wells forth.
The mercy of my Lord has come upon me:
How blessed am I
Who have seen my Beloved !
So says Sivananda.

(a) Prem - Divine Love.

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