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Bhagavad Gita Quote

Chapter XVIII: The Yoga of Liberation by Renunciation

XVIII.70. ADHYESHYATE CHA YA IMAM DHARMYAM SAMVAADAMAAVAYOH;
JNAANAYAJNENA TENAAHAM ISHTAH SYAAMITI ME MATIH.

(Krishna speaking to Arjuna)
And he who will study this sacred dialogue of ours, by him I shall
have been worshipped by the sacrifice of wisdom; such is My
conviction.

XVIII.71. SHRADDHAAVAAN ANASOOYASHCHA SHRINUYAADAPI YO NARAH;
SO'PI MUKTAH SHUBHAAMLLOKAAN PRAAPNUYAAT PUNYAKARMANAAM.
The man also who hears this(the Gita), full of faith and free from
malice, he, too, liberated, shall attain to the happy worlds of
those of righteous deeds.

Daily Quote

Tap the source and attain strength, power and wisdom.

Raja Yoga Sutra

Raja Yoga Selection Number 44, for Thursday, September 18, 2014


[from Chapter I: "Samadhi Pada- On Contemplations"]
I.28. TAJJAPAS TAD - ARTHA - BHAAVANAM
'Constant repetition of OM and meditation on its meaning (leads to
"samadhi")'.

Commentary:
Focusing on the abstract is more difficult that focusing on concrete
images of the Lord. However, because repetition of OM produces thought
waves which correspond to those of the Supreme, it is direct path to
'samadhi'.
Swami Sivananda would always emphasize the power and glory of OM.
In 'Bliss Divine', his greatest compilation of spiritual essays, he
writes, "Live in OM. Meditate in OM. Inhale and Exhale in OM. Rest
peacefully in OM. Take shelter in OM."

Weekly Poem

53. FEEL HIS PRESENCE EVERYWHERE

The Lord is sound in ether or Akasa,
He is touch in air,
He is light in fire,
He is taste in water,
he is smell in earth.
He is intelligence in mind,
He is power in electricity,
He is beauty in women,
He is wisdom in sages,
He is devotion in devotees.
Feel His presence everywhere.

a) Sound(Ears) are produced from the Akasha(space) element in the Throat(Vishuddha) chakra.
b) Touch(Skin) is produced from the Air element in the Heart(Anahata) chakra.
c) Light(Eyes) are produced from the Fire element in the Solar Plexus(Manipura) chakra.
d) Taste(Tongue) is produced from the Water element in the Navel(Swadisthana) chakra.
e) Smell(Nose) is produced from the Earth element in the Root(Muladhara) chakra.


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