Daily Quotes and Sutras
Monday, November 30, 2015
Bhagavad Gita QuoteChapter X: The Yoga of Divine Manifestations
X.10. TESHAAM SATATAYUKTAANAAM BHAJATAAM PREETIPOORVAKAM;
DADAAMI BUDDHIYOGAM TAM YENA MAAMUPAYAANTI TE.
(Krishna speaking to Arjuna)
To them who are ever steadfast, worshipping Me with love, I give
the Yoga of discrimination by which they come to Me.
COMMENTARY: The devotees who have dedicated themselves to the
Lord, who are ever harmonious and self-abiding, who adore Him with
intense love, who are ever devout, obtain the Divine Grace.
X.11. TESHAAM EVAANUKAMPAARTHAM AHAM AJNAANAJAM TAMAH;
NAASHAYAAMYAATMABHAAVASTHO JNAANADEEPENA BHAASWATAA.
Out of mere compassion for them, I, dwelling within their Self,
destroy the darkness born of ignorance by the luminous lamp of
Daily QuoteThe first lesson in the scripture of man's life is prayer. Let Prayer be the basis of your life.
Raja Yoga SutraRaja Yoga Selection Number 47, for Monday, November 30, 2015
[from Chapter I: "Samadhi Pada- On Contemplations"]
'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.
Weekly Poem5. I AM NEITHER HINDU NOR CHRISTIAN
I am neither Hindu nor Christian,
Neither Jew nor Hebrew,
Neither Mussalman nor Parsee,
Niether Aiyer nor Ayengar.
I am not of the East,
Iam not of the West.
I am all-pervading Immortal Soul,
I am Satchidananda Brahman,
Existence, Consciousness, Bliss Absolute.