Daily Quotes and Sutras

Bhagavad Gita Quote

Chapter II: Sankhya Yoga

(Krishna speaking to Arjuna)
II.63. From anger comes delusion;
from delusion loss of memory; from loss of memory the destruction
of discrimination; from the destruction of discrimination he perishes.
COMMENTARY: From anger arises delusion. When a man becomes angry
he loses his power of discrimination between right and wrong. He
will speak and do anything he likes. He will be swept away by the
impulse of passion and emotion and will act irrationally.

Daily Quote

Eradicate all desire ruthlessly through enquiry, dispassion, aspiration and meditation.

Raja Yoga Sutra

Raja Yoga Selection Number 72, for Sunday, July 5, 2015


[from Discourse II: "Sadhana Pada- On Spiritual Disciplines"]
II.11. DHAYANA-HEYAS TAD-VRITTAYAH
'Their active forms can be avoided through meditation'.

Commentary:
If the afflictions are overt and a great distraction to the mind,
they can be alleviated through regular meditation.

Weekly Poem

39. THAT BRAHMAN AM I

That Brahman who is Satchidananda,
Who is the Indweller and Inner Ruler,
Who is the womb of the Vedas,
Who is the creator of this universe,
Who is the substratum for everything,
Who gives light to the intellect,
Who is hiding himself in all forms,
Who is adored by the Rishis,
Whom the Vedas proclaim,
Whom the Yogis wish to attain in Samadhi,
Who is a terror to Indra and Agni,
Who is sweet to the disciplined Yogi,
That Brahman verily I am:
Sivoham, Sivoham, Sivoham.

a) Brahman - Absolute Infinity, God.
b) Sat-Chit-Ananda - Existence, Knowledge, Bliss Absolute
c) Samadhi - Superconsciousness
d) Indra - Leader of the Gods
e) Agni - Fire God
f) Sivoham - I am Siva

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