Daily Quotes and Sutras
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Bhagavad Gita QuoteChapter VII: The Yoga of the Division of Wisdom
VII.8. RASO'HAMAPSU KAUNTEYA PRABHAASMI SHASHISOORYAYOH;
PRANAVAH SARVAVEDESHU SHABDAH KHE PAURUSHAM NRISHU.
(Krishna speaking to Arjuna)
I am the sapidity in water, O Arjuna! I am the light in the moon
and the sun; I am the syllable Om in all the Vedas, sound in
ether, and virility in men.
VII.9. PUNYO GANDHAH PRITHIVYAAM CHA TEJASHCHAASMI VIBHAAVASAU;
JEEVANAM SARVABHOOTESHU TAPASHCHAASMI TAPASWISHU.
I am the sweet fragrance in earth and the brilliance in fire, the
life in all beings; and I am austerity in ascetics.
Daily QuotePractise Sirshasana, Sarvangasana, Matsyasana and Paschimottanasana and a few rounds of Sukha-Purvaka Pranayama in the early morning. You will possess wonderful health.
Raja Yoga SutraRaja Yoga Selection Number 169, for Saturday, October 10, 2015
[from Discourse IV: "Kaivalya Pada- On Realization"]
IV.32. TATAH KRTARTHANAM PARINAMA-KRAMA-SAMAPTIR GUNANAM
'The three gunas(qualities of nature), having fulfilled their purpose,
which is the process of change, cease to exist.'
For the person who has transcended Prakriti, the qualities of Nature
come to an end, for they have fulfilled their purpose which is to push
him through growth and to create the field for transformations on the path
Weekly Poem53. FEEL HIS PRESENCE EVERYWHERE
The Lord is sound in ether or Akasa,
He is touch in air,
He is light in fire,
He is taste in water,
he is smell in earth.
He is intelligence in mind,
He is power in electricity,
He is beauty in women,
He is wisdom in sages,
He is devotion in devotees.
Feel His presence everywhere.
a) Sound(Ears) are produced from the Akasha(space) element in the Throat(Vishuddha) chakra.
b) Touch(Skin) is produced from the Air element in the Heart(Anahata) chakra.
c) Light(Eyes) are produced from the Fire element in the Solar Plexus(Manipura) chakra.
d) Taste(Tongue) is produced from the Water element in the Navel(Swadisthana) chakra.
e) Smell(Nose) is produced from the Earth element in the Root(Muladhara) chakra.