Daily Quotes and Sutras
Monday, October 24, 2016
Bhagavad Gita QuoteChapter VII: The Yoga of the Division of Wisdom
VII.24. AVYAKTAM VYAKTIMAAPANNAM MANYANTE MAAMABUDDHAYAH;
PARAM BHAAVAMAJAANANTO MAMAAVYAYAMANUTTAMAM.
(Krishna speaking to Arjuna)
The foolish think of Me, the Unmanifest, as having manifestation,
knowing not My higher, immutable and most excellent nature.
VII.25. NAAHAM PRAKAASHAH SARVASYA YOGAMAAYAASAMAAVRITAH;
MOODHO'YAM NAABHIJAANAATI LOKO MAAMAJAMAVYAYAM.
I am not manifest to all (as I am), being veiled by the Yoga Maya.
This deluded world does not know Me, the unborn and imperishable.
Daily QuoteThere is no death!--This is the fundamental message which Vedanta proclaims.
Raja Yoga SutraRaja Yoga Selection Number 32, for Monday, October 24, 2016
[from Chapter I: "Samadhi Pada- On Contemplations"]
I.18. VIRAAMA-PRATYAYAABHYAASA-POORVAH SAMSKAARA-SHESHO'NYAH
'"Asamprajnata samadhi" (seedless state) is reached when all mental
activity ceases and only unmanifested impression remain in the mind.'
'Asmprajnata' or seedless 'samadhi' , is the most clearly
grasped if there is an understanding of the seven 'bhumikas', the stages
of consciousness which lead to Self-Realization.
These are :
A. 'Subhecha' :longing for truth. One realizes his state of ignorance,
and sincerely wishes to acquire spiritual knowledge.
B. 'Vicharana' :right inquiry. One is convinced of the worthlessness of
the world, and searches sincerely and deeply for the
C. 'Tanumanasa':fading of mind loses its taste for objects of the world
and becomes intensely immersed in knowledge of the Soul.
This corresponds to the latter states of 'savitarka' and
D. 'Sattwapatti':purity of mind. All mental modifications are reduced to
identification with the Self. This corresponds to
'sananda' and 'sasmita'.
E. 'Asamsakti' :detached state. The meditator is unaffected by anything
in the world, due to his knowledge of the Self.
F. 'Padarthabhanava': knowledge of truth. Karma is almost completed and
External things do not appear to exist.
G. 'Turiya' :the state of liberation. The yogi sees God everywhere.
He does not perform action, for this state is of short
duration while the body and sheaths are completely burned.
Weekly Poem52. THE LORD IS THE INDWELLER
Within this seed is the Lord,
Within this flower is the Creator,
Within this fruit is Lord Narayana.
Within this water is the Indweller,
Within this fire is God,
Within this sun is the Inner Ruler.
Within this mind is the Almighty,
Within this breath is the Absolute.
Within this eye is the Eternal,
Within the sound is Sadasiva,
Within the heart is Supreme Brahman:
Within every object is the Indwelling Presence.
Sivananda says: "Listen to me, my friend,
My beloved Lord is within -
Feel his immanence".
a) Narayanaya - Lord Vishnu
b) Sadasiva - A form of Siva
c) Brahman - Absolute Infinity