Daily Quotes and Sutras
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Bhagavad Gita QuoteChapter 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 QuoteKnow the value of time. You cannot salvage a second spent in worthless ways. Time is most precious.
Raja Yoga SutraRaja 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'.
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'.
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
Weekly Poem15. 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.