Daily Quotes and Sutras

Bhagavad Gita Quote

Chapter XI: The Yoga of the Vision of the Cosmic Form

ARJUNA UVAACHA:
XI.51. DRISHTWEDAM MAANUSHAM ROOPAM TAVA SAUMYAM JANAARDANA;
IDAANEEMASMI SAMVRITTAH SACHETAAH PRAKRITIM GATAH.

Arjuna said(to Krishna):
Having seen this Thy gentle human form, O Krishna, now I am
composed and restored to my own nature!

SRI BHAGAVAAN UVAACHA:
XI.52. SUDURDARSHAMIDAM ROOPAM DRISHTAVAANASI YANMAMA;
DEVAA APYASYA ROOPASYA NITYAM DARSHANAKAANGKSHINAH.

The Blessed Lord(Krishna) said(to Arjuna):
Very hard indeed it is to see this form of Mine which thou hast
seen. Even the gods are ever longing to behold it.

Daily Quote

A weak will is overpowered by the strong desire. Reduce your desires and live self-contented.

Raja Yoga Sutra

Raja Yoga Selection Number 142, for Sunday, January 21, 2018


[from Discourse III: "Vibhuti Pada- On Divine Powers"]
III.50. SATTVA-PURUSANYATA-KHYATI-MATRASYA SARVA-BHAVA
ADHISTHATRTVAM SARVAJNATRTVAM CA
'Only through realization of the difference between "sattwa"(purity) and
"Purusha"(the Self) come omnipotence and omniscience'.

Commentary:
In the very final phases of a sage's last life he directly
experiences the difference between the quality of purity and Absolute
Purusha. Here, the yogi leaves the realm of Prakriti, Nature, and becomes
one with Purusha, the Universal Soul. Then the powers of Purusha,
omnipotence and omniscience, are his.

Weekly Poem

7. MY RELIGION

I have renounced all sects.
I have removed all creeds and dogmas.
My religion is the religion
Of truth and love.
My religion is the religion of the heart.
My religion is the religion
Of the Upanishada and Vedanta.
My religion is the religion of OM.
My religion is the religion
Of service, sacrifice and renunciation.
My religion is the religion
Of goodness, kindness and tolerance.

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