Daily Quotes and Sutras
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Bhagavad Gita QuoteChapter II: Sankhya Yoga
(Krishna speaking to Arjuna)
II.18. These bodies of the embodied Self, Which is eternal,
indestructible and immeasurable, are said to ahve an end.
Therfore fight, O Arjuna.
COMMENTARY: Lord Krishna explains to Arjuna the nature of the all-
pervading, immortal Self in a variety of ways and thus induces him
to fight by removing his delusion, grief and despondency which are
born of ignorance.
Daily QuoteSensual pleasure is a mirage. It has no reality. It is always subject to reaction and pain.
Raja Yoga SutraRaja Yoga Selection Number 85, for Thursday, October 30, 2014
[from Discourse II: "Sadhana Pada- On Spiritual Disciplines"]
II.26. VIVEKA-KHYATIR AVIPLAVA HANOPAYAH
'The means of destroying avidya is unbroken discrimination'.
The word 'viveka' is translated as discriminative cognition,
awareness of the distinction between the Self and non-Self, and awareness
of Reality. So the remedy for ignorance is the constant unwavering
awareness that the individual is but Brahman itself. This can only be
achieved through many years of conditioning the mind to turn to divine
thoughts each time worldly thoughts enter. This is the purpose of
meditation and other forms of 'sadhana'.
Weekly Poem4. RAM OR RAHEEM
Ram or Raheem is the same for me.
Krishna or Kareem is the same for me.
God or Allah is the same for me.
Ahur Mazda or Jehovah is the same for me.
Christ or Krishna is the same for me.
I accept and respect all saints and prophets.
I respect all Gurus and friars.
I find Truth in all religions:
Thus sayeth Sivananda.
(a) Raheem - Allah (Bestower of Mercy)
(b) Kareem - Benefactor
(c) Ahur Mazda - The chief deity of Zoroastrianism