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Bhagavad Gita Quote

Chapter VI: The Yoga of Meditation

ARJUNA UVAACHA:
VI.37. AYATIH SHRADDHAYOPETO YOGAACCHALITAMAANASAH;
APRAAPYA YOGASAMSIDDHIM KAAM GATIM KRISHNA GACCHATI.

Arjuna said(to Krishna):
He who is unable to control himself though he has the faith,
and whose mind wanders away from Yoga, what end does he meet,
having failed to attain perfection in Yoga, O Krishna?

VI.38. KACCHINNOBHAYAVIBHRASHTASH CCHINNAABHRAMIVA NASHYATI;
APRATISHTHO MAHAABAAHO VIMOODHO BRAHMANAH PATHI.
Fallen from both, does he not perish like a rent cloud,
supportless, O mighty-armed (Krishna), deluded on the
path of Brahman?

VI.39. ETANME SAMSHAYAM KRISHNA CCHETTUMARHASYASHESHATAH;
TWADANYAH SAMSHAYASYAASYA CCHETTAA NA HYUPAPADYATE.
This doubt of mine, O Krishna, do Thou completely dispel,
because it is not possible for any but Thee to dispel this doubt.

COMMENTARY: There is no better teacher than the Lord
Himself as He is omniscient.

Daily Quote

Religion is living in God. It is not mere discussion about God.

Raja Yoga Sutra

Raja Yoga Selection Number 41, for Friday, March 6, 2015


[from Chapter I: "Samadhi Pada- On Contemplations"]
I.26. SA POORVESAM API GURUH KAALENAANA-VACCHEDAAT
'Unlimited by time, he is the teacher of all other teachers, from the
most ancient of times'.

Commentary:
The highest teacher is the Self, 'Purusha'. All ancient sages,
such as Jesus and Buddha, realized the Self. While they may have had
earthly teachers, the Sources of their vast knowledge was not of this
plane. Living in a superconscious state, they had direct access to the
Truth, that knowledge which is absolute.

Weekly Poem

22. A MYSTERIOUS EXPERIENCE

Brahman or the Eternal is far sweeter than honey,
Jam, sugar-candy, Rasagulla or Laddu.
I meditated on Brahman, the Immutable;
I attained the stage that transcends the finite.
True light shone in me.
Avidya or ignorance vanished in toto.
The doors were totally shut,
The senses were withdrawn,
Breath and mind merged in their source,
I became one with the Supreme Light-
A mysterious experience beyond speech indeed.
Sivoham, Sivoham, Sivoham, Soham;
Sat Chit Ananda Svarupam.

a) Brahman - Absolute Infinity, God
b) Rasagulla and Laddu - Sweets
c) Avidya - Ignorance
d) Sivoham - I am Siva
e) Soham - I am
f) Sat Chit Ananda Swarupoham - I am the true self as knowledge
bliss, and existence absolute

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