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Bhagavad Gita Quote

Chapter VI: The Yoga of Meditation

VI.27. PRASHAANTAMANASAM HYENAM YOGINAM SUKHAMUTTAMAM;
UPAITI SHAANTARAJASAM BRAHMABHOOTAMAKALMASHAM.

(Krishna speaking to Arjuna)
Supreme bliss verily comes to this Yogi whose mind is
quite peaceful, whose passion is quieted, who has become
Brahman, and who is free from sin.

VI.28. YUNJANNEVAM SADAA'TMAANAM YOGEE VIGATAKALMASHAH;
SUKHENA BRAHMASAMSPARSHAM ATYANTAM SUKHAM ASHNUTE.
The Yogi, always engaging the mind thus (in the practice
of Yoga), freed from sins, easily enjoys the infinite
bliss of contact with Brahman (the Eternal).

Daily Quote

O Man! Correct yourself. Soar high. Become wise. Know Thyself and be free.

Raja Yoga Sutra

Raja Yoga Selection Number 36, for Sunday, March 1, 2015


[from Chapter I: "Samadhi Pada- On Contemplations"]
I.19. BHAVA-PRATYAYO VIDEHA-PRAKRTILAYAANAAM
'("Asamprajnata samadhi" may be attained) by birth (in those who have
previously achieved) bodilessness or a merging with "Prakriti".'

Commentary:
The highest state of 'samadhi' is not achieved on one lifetime.
It takes many incarnations to make the innumerable fine adjustments
necessary for God-Realization. Many who do reach 'asamprajnata samadhi'
have done the major part of their work in previous lives and return only
to attain the final goal. Some have already reached the level of 'deva',
an advance spiritual being not living in a physical form. Or they may
have progressed as far as merging with 'Prakriti', when meditation on
the elements of nature has been perfected. In either case, merging with
the Self is all that remains to be achieved.

Weekly Poem

21. SPIRITUAL CHURNING

As one extracts butter
By churning the curd,
I have found the Truth
By churning the mind.
Meditation is my churning rod,
This body is my churning pot,
Om is my churning rope;
Atman is the butter:
So says Sivananda.

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