Daily Quotes and Sutras

Bhagavad Gita Quote

Chapter III: The Yoga of Action

ARJUNA UVAACHA:
III.36. ATHA KENA PRAYUKTO'YAM PAAPAM CHARATI POORUSHAH;
ANICCHANN API VAARSHNEYA BALAAD IVA NIYOJITAH.

Arjuna said(to Krishna):
'But impelled by what does man commit sin, though against
his wishes, O Varshneya (Krishna), constrained, as it were,
by force?'

SRI BHAGAVAAN UVAACHA:
III.37. KAAMA ESHA KRODHA ESHA RAJOGUNA SAMUDBHAVAH;
MAHAASHANO MAHAAPAAPMAA VIDDHYENAM IHA VAIRINAM.

The Blessed Lord said(to Arjuna):
'It is desire, it is anger born of the quality of Rajas,
all-sinful and all-devouring; know this as the foe here
(in this world).'

Daily Quote

Lead the divine life of truth, love and purity. Live to serve humanity.

Raja Yoga Sutra

Raja Yoga Selection Number 100, for Sunday, August 2, 2015


[from Discourse II: "Sadhana Pada- On Spiritual Disciplines"]
II.41. SATTVASUDDHI-SAUMANASYAIKAGRYENDRIYA-JAYATMA-DARSANA-YOGYATVANI CA
'From purification also come clarity of mind, cheerfulness, one-
pointedness, control of the senses, and fitness, for realization of the
Self.'

Commentary:
From internal and external cleansing come all of the above, that is,
a prevailing sense of sattwa, the quality of purity and light.

Weekly Poem

43. LOOK AND FIND ME

Look at the cup of tea,
There you will find me.
Look at the sun,k
There I am.
Look at a flower,
There you wil find me.
Look at a river,
There I am.
Look at the fire,
There you will find me.

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