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Bhagavad Gita Quote

Chapter IV: The Yoga of the Division of Wisdom

ARJUNA UVAACHA:
IV.4. APARAM BHAVATO JANMA PARAM JANMA VIVASWATAH;
KATHAM ETADVIJAANEEYAAM TWAM AADAU PROKTAVAAN ITI.

Arjuna said(to Krishna):
Later on was Thy birth, and prior to it was the birth
of Vivasvan (the Sun); how am I to understand that Thou
didst teach this Yoga in the beginning?'

SRI BHAGAVAAN UVAACHA:
IV.5. BAHOONI ME VYATEETAANI JANMAANI TAVA CHAARJUNA;
TAANYAHAM VEDA SARVAANI NA TWAM VETTHA PARANTAPA.

The Blessed Lord said(to Arjuna):
'Many births of Mine have passed, as well as of thine,
O Arjuna! I know them all but thou knowest not, O Parantapa!'

Daily Quote

If you can get over the thirst for carnal pleasures in life, you have almost conquered all your enemies.

Raja Yoga Sutra

Raja Yoga Selection Number 159, for Saturday, August 19, 2017


[from Discourse IV: "Kaivalya Pada- On Realization"]
IV.15. VASTU-SAMYE CITTA-BHEDAT TAYOR VIBHAKTAK PANTHAH
'The object being the same, the apparent difference (between two
perceptions) is due to different minds' separate paths.'

Commentary:
The object remains the same, but when it is perceived by more than
one mind, there immediately arise varying views of that object. This is
due to the different paths of each individual. The word "path" alludes
to the fact that all are traveling toward realization of the Self, and
it is the individual attitudes or karmic situations that determine how a
person sees something.

Weekly Poem

40. I AM NOT AFRAID OF ANYTHING

Let the whole world oppose me,
Let all turn out as my enemies,
Let all my friends and disciples leave me.
Let me be put in the prison,
Let me be sent on lifelong exile,
Let me be burnt alive,
Let me die of hunger.
Let me be poisoned or crucified,
Let my body be cut into pieces,
Let people come to stab or cut my throat,
Let me remain without anybody to help me.
Let thunderbolt fall upon my head.
Let me be thrown into the sea.
Let me be trampled under the feet of an elephant,
Let me be rolled down from the summit of a mountain.

There is no fear in my heart: none.
I am immortal Soul, Sivoham, Sivoham !
I have powdered Death, and Maya and its effects.

a) Sivoham - 'I am Siva'

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