Daily Quotes and Sutras

Bhagavad Gita Quote

Chapter II: Sankhya Yoga

(Krishna speaking to Arjuna)
II.45. The Vedas deal with the three gunas(attributes or qualities
of Nature); be thou above these three attributes. O Arjuna, free
yourself from the pairs of opposites, and ever remain in the
quality of Sattva (goodness or purity), freed from (the thought
of) acquisition and preservation, and be established in the Self.
COMMENTARY: 'Guna' means attribute or quality. It is substance as
well as quality. Nature (Prakriti) is mad up of three Gunas,
viz., Sattva (purity, light or harmony), Rajas (passion or motion)
and Tamas (darkness or inertia). The pairs of opposites are heat
and clod, pleasure and pain, gain and loss, victory and defeat,
honour and dishonour, praise and censure. He who is anxious about
new acquisitions or aobut the preservation of his old possessions
cannot have peace of mind. He is ever restless. He cannot
concentrate or meditate on the Self. He cannot practise virtue.
Therefore, Lord Krishna advises Arjuna that he should be free from
the thought of acquisition and preservation of things.

Daily Quote

Bear no envy. Commit no slander. Speak no falsehood. Practise no deceit. Harbour no malice. You will be ever joyful, happy and peaceful.

Raja Yoga Sutra

Raja Yoga Selection Number 106, for Thursday, November 20, 2014


[from Discourse II: "Sadhana Pada- On Spiritual Disciplines"]
II.47. PRAYATNA-SAITHILYANANTA-SAMAPATTIBHYAM.
'Posture is mastered by releasing tension and meditation on the Unlimited'.

Commentary:
There should be no strain, but only a firm and relaxed maintaining
of the position. Then with the mind focused on the Infinite, one's
limitations are more easily extended, and the 'asana' is mastered.

Weekly Poem

7. MY RELIGION

I have renounced all sects.
I have removed all creeds and dogmas.
My religion is the religion
Of truth and love.
My religion is the religion of the heart.
My religion is the religion
Of the Upanishada and Vedanta.
My religion is the religion of OM.
My religion is the religion
Of service, sacrifice and renunciation.
My religion is the religion
Of goodness, kindness and tolerance.

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