Random Quotes and Sutras
Monday, May 20, 2013
Random Daily QuoteIn whatever situation God places you, it is only for your betterment. Kindly do not be discouraged.
Raja Yoga Sutra by Patanjali, with commentary by Sri Swami Sivananda - Random SelectionRaja Yoga Sutra Selection # 47
From Discourse I: "Samadhi Pada- On Contemplations"
I.31. DUHKHA-DAURMANASYAANGAMEJAYATVA-SHVAASA-PRASHVAASAA-VIKSHEPA- SAHABHUVAH
'Mental pain, depression, physical nervousness, and irregular breathing are the symptoms of a distracted state of mind'.
These are outward manifestations of an internal state of being. They are the result of the above-mentioned obstacles to meditation. They are also a way of life for many thousands who never undertake spiritual disciplines such as meditation and Yoga. But they can be thoroughly remedied by repetition of OM, surrender to the Lord, and regularity in practice. Even during periods when one's original enthusiasm wanes, containing in the daily schedule of spiritual practice strengthens the will and builds positive spiritual practice strengthens the will and builds positive spiritual habits, or 'samskaras'. In due time, each test is passed and meditation is approached with renewed vigor.