Daily Quotes and Sutras
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Bhagavad Gita QuoteChapter IV: The Yoga of the Division of Wisdom
IV.31. YAJNASHISHTAAMRITABHUJO YAANTI BRAHMA SANAATANAM;
NAAYAM LOKO'STYAYAJNASYA KUTO'NYAH KURUSATTAMA.
(Krishna speaking to Arjuna)
'Those who eat the remnants of the sacrifice, which are
like nectar, go to the eternal Brahman. This world is not
for the man who does not perform sacrifice; how then can
he have the other, O Arjuna?'
COMMENTARY: They go to the eternal Brahman after attaining
knowledge of the Self through purification of the mind by
performing the above sacrifices. He who does not perform
any of these is not fit even for this miserable world. How
then can he hope to get a better world than this?
Daily QuoteHanker not after sensual pleasures. Know that the Infinite alone is Bliss. There is no pleasure in these little things of the world.
Raja Yoga SutraRaja Yoga Selection Number 1, for Sunday, January 25, 2015
Raja Yoga, the royal path of mind control, is the most comprehensive
and scientific approach to God-Realization. The precepts and doctrines
of this ancient science were first compiled and explained by Patanjali
Maharishi, the greatest psychologist of all time. Never has man's mind
been so completely analyzed. Never has a process for eliminating human
woes and frailties been so succinctly presented. The methods of Raja
Yoga are profoundly timeless. Though of ancient origin, they are still
the most useful technique available to modern man beset by the
tremendous stresses and strains of competitive society.
Weekly Poem16. THERE COMES KRISHNA
His brilliance dazzles
His beauty captivates,
His grace protects,
His mercy redeems.
I hear His footsteps,
I know their sounds.
He comes and lifts me up,
He embrtaces and blesses.
He eats my offerings.
Butter and sugar-candy.
He hears with rapture
My song of "Krishna Kannaiah",
He dances with me now.
He puts butter in my mouth.
What an ineffable joy!
There is a rain of flowers.
(a) Kannaiah - Lord Krishna