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Bhagavad Gita Quote

Chapter IV: The Yoga of the Division of Wisdom

IV.23. GATASANGASYA MUKTASYA JNAANAAVASTHITACHETASAH;
YAJNAAYAACHARATAH KARMA SAMAGRAM PRAVILEEYATE.

(Krishna speaking to Arjuna)
'To one who is devoid of attachment, who is liberated,
whose mind is established in knowledge, who works for
the sake of sacrifice (for the sake of God), the whole
action is dissolved.'

IV.24. BRAHMAARPANAM BRAHMAHAVIRBRAHMAAGNAU BRAHMANAA HUTAM;
BRAHMAIVA TENA GANTAVYAM BRAHMAKARMASAMAADHINAA.
'Brahman is the oblation; Brahman is the melted butter (ghee);
by Brahman is the oblation poured into the fire of Brahman;
Brahman verily shall be reached by him who always sees Brahman
in action.'

COMMENTARY: This is wisdom-sacrifice, wherein the idea of Brahman
is substituted for the ideas of the instrument and other
accessories of action, the idea of action itself and its results.
By having such an idea the whole action melts away.
Note: This verse is the meal prayer chanted at all Sivananda
Yoga Vedanta Centres and Ashrams around the world.

Daily Quote

Atman is Absolute Consciousness, Brahman or the Bhuma(Infinite, unconditioned).

Raja Yoga Sutra

Raja Yoga Selection Number 143, for Wednesday, August 24, 2016


[from Discourse III: "Vibhuti Pada- On Divine Powers"]
III.51. TAD-VAIRAGYAD API DOSA-BIJA-KSAYA KAIVALYAM
'By non-attachment to even that (the omnipotence and omniscience of
Purusha) comes destruction of the final seed of bondage, and liberation
is attained'.

Commentary:
Absolutely everything must be given up in order to reach God-
Realization, even the powers that come with God-Realization.

Weekly Poem

43. LOOK AND FIND ME

Look at the cup of tea,
There you will find me.
Look at the sun,k
There I am.
Look at a flower,
There you wil find me.
Look at a river,
There I am.
Look at the fire,
There you will find me.

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