Daily Quotes and Sutras

Bhagavad Gita Quote

Chapter II: Sankhya Yoga

Arjuna said(to Krishna):
II.4. How, O Madhusudana(Krishna), shall I fight in battle with
arrows against Bhishma and Drona, who are fit to be worshipped,
O destroyer of enemies?

II.5. Better it is, indeed, in this world to accept alms than to
slay the most noble teachers. But if I kill them, even in this
world all my enjoyments of wealth and fufilled desires will be
stained with (their) blood.

Daily Quote

Brutal nature in you is an enemy of divine life. Burn this lower nature to ashes.

Raja Yoga Sutra

Raja Yoga Selection Number 76, for Tuesday, October 21, 2014


[from Discourse II: "Sadhana Pada- On Spiritual Disciplines"]
II.15. PARINAMA-TAPA-SASKARA-DUHKHAIR GUNA-VRITI-VIRODHAC
CA DUHKHAM EVA SARVAM VIVEKINAH.
'To those who are discriminating, every action brings pain due to the
anticipation of loss, new desires, or conflicts arising out of the
interaction between the mind and the three qualities of nature'.

Commentary:
The wise man utilizes that no happiness is to be found in the
material world, for pain eventually arises from all actions. Where there
is lack of discrimination, happiness is accompanied by the fear of its
loss; and since change is a law of nature, loss is inevitable. When not
concerned with loss, the mind is often conjuring up new ideas, and there
is no happiness until those are satisfied, which is, again, immediately
followed by fear of loss. The uncentered mind is never at rest for it is
ever caught in the play of the qualities of nature-purity, activity and
lethargy. Peace can only be found beyond the phenomenal world.

Weekly Poem

2. I HAVE A MESSAGE
I have turned away
From the wealth of the world.
I have a mission,
A great task before me.
In my heart
There is a mighty flame.
I spread the message
Of brotherhood, peace and love.

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