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Bhagavad Gita Quote

Chapter XVIII: The Yoga of Liberation by Renunciation

XVIII.49. ASAKTABUDDHIH SARVATRA JITAATMAA VIGATASPRIHAH;
NAISHKARMYASIDDHIM PARAMAAM SANNYAASENAADHIGACCHATI.

(Krishna speaking to Arjuna)
He whose intellect is unattached everywhere, who has subdued his
self, from whom desire has fled,-he by renunciation attains the
supreme state of freedom from action.

XVIII.50. SIDDHIM PRAAPTO YATHAA BRAHMA TATHAAPNOTI NIBODHA ME;
SAMAASENAIVA KAUNTEYA NISHTHAA JNAANASYA YAA PARAA.
Learn from Me in brief, O Arjuna, how he who has attained
perfection reaches Brahman, that supreme state of knowledge.

Daily Quote

Cling not to the intellect. Enquire. Transcend the intellect. Enter the realm of Illumination and Enlightenment.

Raja Yoga Sutra

Raja Yoga Selection Number 63, for Tuesday, April 24, 2018


[from Discourse II: "Sadhana Pada- On Spiritual Disciplines"]
II.2. SAMADHI-BHAVANARTHAH KLESA-TANUKARANARTHAS CA
'It alleviates afflictions and brings about samadhi'.

Commentary:
By following the three practices of Kriya Yoga mentioned above,
the student eliminates the source of his woes and eventually reaches
the superconscious state.

Weekly Poem

20. MY ORIGINAL HOME

I was tired of this illusory life of sense-pleasures.
I became quite disgusted with this prison of body.
I had Satsanga with Mahatmas.
I imbibed their nectarine instructions.
I started my perilous journey to Brahmapuri,
Which is otherwise known as Niralambapuri,
The distant Brahmic abode of splendour and glory,
My original Home of pristine purity.
I crossed the dire forest of love and hatred,
I roamed far beyond the world of good and evil,
I came to the borderland of stupendous silence,
I caught the splendour of the Soul within.
I stood in speechless wondor and delight.
A strange thrill passed through me.
The mind dissolved in the ocean of bliss,
The ego melted in the vast Unknown,
The illimitable realm of perennial joy,
Where there is neither time nor, nor thought, nor sorrow.

(a) Satsanga - Group Meditation, Chanting, and Discusssion.
Literally, 'Fellowship of Truth'
(b) Mahatmas - Great Souls or Beings
(c) Brahmapuri - Dwelling of the Absolute
(d) Niralambapuri - Original Home of pristine purity

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