Random Quotes and Sutras
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Random Daily QuoteStick to your principles. Be adamant. Spiritual Sadhana alone can transform you into divinity.
Raja Yoga Sutra by Patanjali, with commentary by Sri Swami Sivananda - Random SelectionRaja Yoga Sutra Selection # 157
From Discourse IV: "Kaivalya Pada- On Realization"
IV.12. ATITANAGATAM SVARUPATO 'STY ADHVA-BHEDAD DHARMANAM
'The past and future exist in their own rights; the difference in properties are due to the various paths.'
The world exists apart from man. But it is the various paths of the individual that create what appears to be the different properties and characteristics of the world, separating 'Prakriti'(nature) from 'Purusha' (Soul).
IV.13. TE VYAKTA-SUKSMAH GUNATMANAH
'They, whether manifest of unmanifest, exist in the three gunas.'
The properties or characteristics of the world, as man sees them, are actually manifestations of the qualities of 'Prakriti'(nature)- 'sattwa'(purity), 'rajas'(passion) and 'tamas'(lethargy).