Daily Quotes and Sutras
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Bhagavad Gita QuoteChapter VII: The Yoga of the Division of Wisdom
VII.10. BEEJAM MAAM SARVABHOOTAANAAM VIDDHI PAARTHA SANAATANAM;
BUDDHIR BUDDHIMATAAMASMI TEJASTEJASWINAAMAHAM.
(Krishna speaking to Arjuna)
Know Me, O Arjuna, as the eternal seed of all beings; I am the
intelligence of the intelligent; the splendour of the splendid
objects am I!
VII.11. BALAM BALAVATAAM ASMI KAAMARAAGAVIVARJITAM;
DHARMAAVIRUDDHO BHOOTESHU KAAMO'SMI BHARATARSHABHA.
Of the strong, I am the strength devoid of desire and attachment,
and in (all) beings, I am the desire unopposed to Dharma, O
Daily QuoteReal dictatorship will come when nationalism capitalism and militarism will perish, and humanism or humanitarianism, based on the Vedantic principle of the unity of the one life, takes their place.
Raja Yoga SutraRaja Yoga Selection Number 23, for Sunday, March 9, 2014
[from Chapter I: "Samadhi Pada- On Contemplations"]
I.17. VITARKA-VICHAARAANANDAASMITAANUGAMAAT SAMPRJNAATAH
'"Samprajnata samadhi" (samadhi with consciousness) is accompanied by
reasoning, discrimination, bliss, and an awareness of individuality.'
Commentary: 'Samadhi', the superconscious state, is of two types. The
first, 'samprajnanta', means "with seed," and is the state where there
is full concentration and the experience of bliss, but duality still
exists. Here there remains awareness of the object of meditation as
separate from the individual who is meditating. The second type,
'asamprajnata samadhi', is said to be "seedless." It is the highest
state of consciousness, in which there is no duality and the meditator
is completely merged with 'Purusha'.
Through 'samprajnata samadhi' come all the powers of
controlling the elements and, hence, nature. Knowledge alone is power,
and when one has knowledge of something, he gains power over it. For
example, one who meditates on the stars may lose track of all else, but
as long as 'vrittis' remain, there is still duality. In this
concentrated state, even though there is no merging, knowledge of the
stars is gained, and hence the powers of an astrologer. To control any
element or its modification, one must concentrate on it, and with
meditation comes power.
Weekly Poem25. THE DAWN OF A NEW LIFE
All my sorrow is over,
My heart is now brimming up with joy;
Peace has now entered my soul.
All doubts, fears and delusion have vanished.
I was suddenly lifted out of myself.
There was dawn of a new life.
I experienced the inner world of Reality.
The Unseen filled my soul and heart.
I entered the vast, luminous Silence.
I was bathed in a flood of effulgence ineffable.
I came on the hidden spring of all life.
I am the Light that illumines the entire universe.