Daily Quotes and Sutras
Friday, December 13, 2013
Bhagavad Gita QuoteChapter III: The Yoga of Action
III.5. NA HI KASHCHIT KSHANAMAPI JAATU TISHTHATYAKARMAKRIT;
KAARYATE HYAVASHAH KARMA SARVAH PRAKRITIJAIR GUNAIH.
(Krishna Speaking to Arjuna)
'Verily none can ever remain for even a moment without performing
action; for, everyone is made to act helplessly indeed by the
qualities born of Nature.'
COMMENTARY: The ignorant man is driven to action helplessly by the
actions of the Gunas-Rajas, Tamas and Sattwa.
Daily QuoteTruth is infinite. Truth is Absolute. Truth is immortality. Truth is eternal.
Raja Yoga SutraRaja Yoga Selection Number 109, for Friday, December 13, 2013
[from Discourse II: "Sadhana Pada- On Spiritual Disciplines"]
II.50. BAHYABHYANTARA-STAMBHA-VRTTIR DESAKALA-SAMKHYABHIH
'"Pranayama" is inhalation, exhalation or retention of breath; it is
regulated by place, time and number, and (becomes progressively)
prolonged and subtle'.
Here all the variations in 'pranayama' are given, each yielding a
different result. With practice, each breath and retention is prolonged
and made more silent, and yogi develops more control and contraction.
Weekly Poem13. I FOUND HIM OUT
I wandered, searched
And then I found Him out at last-
In the silence of the mind.
He is the wonder of wonders.
He is the nectar that never satiates,
He is knowledge's End.
He is the great primal Being,
he is the sweet celestial honey
That desrtoys old age and death.
He is the endless primeval Light,
he is the medicine sweet
That confers immortality.
I call Him 'a Mass of Sweetness',
I call Him 'the Milk of Wisdom',
I call Him 'the Ocean of Bliss',
I call him 'the Old Man of the Upanishads',
I call Him 'the Silent Sleeper in the Sea'.