Random Quotes and Sutras
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Random Daily QuoteBe not a victim to imaginiary ills and diseases.
Raja Yoga Sutra by Patanjali, with commentary by Sri Swami Sivananda - Random SelectionRaja Yoga Sutra Selection # 37
From Discourse I: "Samadhi Pada- On Contemplations"
I.20. SRADDHAA-VEERYA-SMRTI-SAMAADHI-PRAJNAPOORVAKA ITARESHAM.
'For others , "asamprajnata samadhi" is attained through faith, energy, recollection and keen awareness'.
For others, the highest state is reached through sincere Lifelong application, as well as through past life efforts. Faith is the firm conviction that the truth exists and that it can and will be attained. With the basic positive attitude, failure is impossible, Energy, or will, is the drive that carries one along the path, bouncing back after failures and maintaining courage through difficult times. Recollection is past spiritual 'samskaras' rising to the surface of mind and reinforcing the seeker's journey to his goal. Keen awareness is focused application of the mind, the intense intellectual input that is necessary for merging with the Supreme.