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Bhagavad Gita Quote

Chapter XVIII: The Yoga of Liberation by Renunciation

XVIII.33. DHRITYAA YAYAA DHAARAYATE MANAH PRAANENDRIYAKRIYAAH;
YOGENAAVYABHICHAARINYAA DHRITIH SAA PAARTHA SAATTWIKEE.

(Krishna speaking to Arjuna)
The unwavering firmness by which, through Yoga, the functions of
the mind, the life-force and the senses are restrained-that
firmness, O Arjuna, is Sattwic!

XVIII.34. YAYAA TU DHARMAKAAMAARTHAAN DHRITYAA DHAARAYATE'RJUNA;
PRASANGENA PHALAAKAANGKSHEE DHRITIH SAA PAARTHA RAAJASEE.
But that firmness, O Arjuna, by which, on account of attachment
and desire for reward, one holds fast to Dharma, enjoyment of
pleasures and earning of wealth-that firmness, O Arjuna, is
Rajasic!

XVIII.35. YAYAA SWAPNAM BHAYAM SHOKAM VISHAADAM MADAMEVA CHA;
NA VIMUNCHATI DURMEDHAA DHRITIH SAA PAARTHA TAAMASEE.
That by which a stupid man does not abandon sleep, fear, grief,
despair and also conceit-that firmness, O Arjuna, is Tamasic!

Daily Quote

There is some truth in everything. Views and opinions are different aspects. Do not quarrel with others.

Raja Yoga Sutra

Raja Yoga Selection Number 28, for Tuesday, September 2, 2014


[from Chapter I: "Samadhi Pada- On Contemplations"]
I.17. VITARKA-VICHAARAANANDAASMITAANUGAMAAT SAMPRJNAATAH
'"Samprajnata samadhi" ("samadhi" with consciousness) is accompanied by
reasoning, discrimination, bliss, and an awareness of individuality.'

Commentary(continued):
There is no liberation in the acquisition of powers. They lead
only to enjoyment of this life and to reinforcement of the need for that
enjoyment. In the end they bring intensified suffering. Even if one
gained sufficient powers to become king of heaven , he could not stay
there indefinitely. Power, like beauty, cannot be held forever.
The third kind of 'samprajanta samadhi' is 'saananda'. The
elements, whether in or out of time and space, have all been
progressively merged in the mind. As its own object of meditation, the
mind rests in a state of bliss. One may not want to proceed further,
for the ecstasy is supreme. But this is the only a taste of the ultimate
bliss, for there is still identification with the fruits of meditation.
A duality exists in the very enjoyment of the blissful state.

Weekly Poem

50. GOD IS WITH YOU!

God is with you,
God is within you,
God is behind you,
God is before you,
God is beside you,
God is beneath you,
God is above you,
To confort and save you.
Love Him and be happy.

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