Daily Quotes and Sutras

Bhagavad Gita Quote

Chapter XV: The Yoga of the Highest Spirit

XV.5. NIRMAANAMOHAA JITASANGADOSHAA
ADHYAATMANITYAA VINIVRITTAKAAMAAH;
DWANDWAIRVIMUKTAAH SUKHADUHKHASAMJNAIR
GACCHANTYAMOODHAAH PADAMAVYAYAM TAT.

(Krishna speaking to Arjuna)
Free from pride and delusion, victorious over the evil of
attachment, dwelling constantly in the Self, their desires having
completely turned away, freed from the pairs of opposites known as
pleasure and pain, the undeluded reach the eternal goal.

XV.6. NA TADBHAASAYATE SOORYO NA SHASHAANGKO NA PAAVAKAH;
YADGATWAA NA NIVARTANTE TADDHAAMA PARAMAM MAMA.
Neither doth the sun illumine there, nor the moon, nor the fire;
having gone thither they return not; that is My supreme abode.

Daily Quote

Get rid of the personal element in you to begin with. When anyone injures you train yourself to cease to resent it. Try. Try. Try.

Raja Yoga Sutra

Raja Yoga Selection Number 159, for Wednesday, July 23, 2014


[from Discourse IV: "Kaivalya Pada- On Realization"]
IV.15. VASTU-SAMYE CITTA-BHEDAT TAYOR VIBHAKTAK PANTHAH
'The object being the same, the apparent difference (between two
perceptions) is due to different minds' separate paths.'

Commentary:
The object remains the same, but when it is perceived by more than
one mind, there immediately arise varying views of that object. This is
due to the different paths of each individual. The word "path" alludes
to the fact that all are traveling toward realization of the Self, and
it is the individual attitudes or karmic situations that determine how a
person sees something.

Weekly Poem

44. ONCE AND NOW

I searched for God in the caves of the Himalayas,
In the pilgrim centres, in river banks;
But I myself am Brahman, God of gods now!
I had once intense love for my sweet home,
Native village, district and province;
But I am now the home of all worlds -
East and Wet, North and South,
Greece and India, Australia and France,
China and Russia have become one.
I loved Tamil once;
But I am 'Om' now,
The source of all languages.
I had once great love for my body;
But now I have realised, "All bodies are mine".
Once one hundred years was too big for me;
But I now abide in Eternity -
No time-piece, no calendar is necessary now.
Once five thousand miles was a great distance for me;
But now I feel, "I am Infinity".
Time, space have vanished.
I have neither home nor house address nor name!

a) Brahman - Absolute Infinity, God.

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