Daily Quotes and Sutras
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Bhagavad Gita QuoteChapter X: The Yoga of Divine Manifestations
X.4. BUDDHIR JNAANAMASAMMOHAH KSHAMAA SATYAM DAMAH SHAMAH;
SUKHAM DUHKHAM BHAVO'BHAAVO BHAYAM CHAABHAYAMEVA CHA.
(Krishna speaking to Arjuna)
Intellect, wisdom, non-delusion, forgiveness, truth, self-
restraint, calmness, happiness, pain, birth or existence, death or
non-existence, fear and also fearlessness,
X.5. AHIMSAA SAMATAA TUSHTISTAPO DAANAM YASHO'YASHAH;
BHAVANTI BHAAVAA BHOOTAANAAM MATTA EVA PRITHAGVIDHAAH.
Non-injury, equanimity, contentment, austerity, fame, beneficence,
ill-fame-(these) different kinds of qualities of beings arise from
Daily QuoteMan can become God or Brahman even while he is in body.
Raja Yoga SutraRaja Yoga Selection Number 69, for Thursday, April 24, 2014
[from Discourse II: "Sadhana Pada- On Spiritual Disciplines"]
II.8. DUHKHANUSAYI DVESAH
'Aversion is that which attempts to avoid pain'.
Just as attraction brings pain, so does aversion. The mental attitude
of aversion is a negative one, and often makes a neutral situation appears
as if it were one to be avoided. It is not possible to avoid all
distasteful circumstances. When there is dwelling on illusory pairs of
opposites rather than learning to be content in all situations and
surrendering to the Lord's plan for his growth.
Weekly Poem32. THAT EXALTED STATE
What a wonderful, exalted state !
It is all ineffable joy, bliss and peace.
The wealth and glory of this world is a mere straw.
This world is a mere ripple on the ocean of
I abide in everything;
Everything is in me.
Within and without, above and below,
Here, there and everywhere is the Atman.
The entire world is filled with Brahman.
All fears, doubts, desires and delusion
Have entirely vanished.
I am full, infinite, immortal.
What shall I do? Where shall I go?
What shall I take?
What shall I give up?
I have nothing left to do.
Blessed indeed am I.
a) Atman - The self or soul
b) Brahman - The absolute, God, Infinity