Daily Quotes and Sutras

Bhagavad Gita Quote

Chapter X: The Yoga of Divine Manifestations

X.2. NA ME VIDUH SURAGANAAH PRABHAVAM NA MAHARSHAYAH;
AHAMAADIRHI DEVAANAAM MAHARSHEENAAM CHA SARVASHAH.

(Krishna speaking to Arjuna)
Neither the hosts of the gods nor the great sages know My origin;
for, in every way I am the source of all the gods and the great
sages.

X.3. YO MAAMAJAMANAADIM CHA VETTI LOKAMAHESHWARAM;
ASAMMOODHAH SA MARTYESHU SARVAPAAPAIH PRAMUCHYATE.
He who knows Me as unborn and beginningless, as the great Lord of
the worlds, he, among mortals, is undeluded; he is liberated from
all sins.

COMMENTARY: As the Supreme Being is the cause of all the worlds,
He is beginningless. As He is the source of all the gods and the
great sages, so there is no source for His own existence. As He is
beginningless, He is unborn. He is the great Lord of all the worlds.

Daily Quote

Renounce your ego and attain divinity. Self-realisation is here and now.

Raja Yoga Sutra

Raja Yoga Selection Number 68, for Wednesday, April 23, 2014


[from Discourse II: "Sadhana Pada- On Spiritual Disciplines"]
II.7. SUKHANUSAYI RAGAH
'Attraction is that which dwells on pleasure'.

Commentary:
Most think of attraction and pleasure as positive things, but when
associated with objects of the material world they inevitably bring pain.
Nothing in the physical world is permanent; hence the constant fear of
loss and loss itself keep those seeking pleasure in an unhappy state.
This is why the yogi learns to cultivate a dislike for world pleasures.
He is never disappointed or unhappy. The result ironically, is that by
not seeking pleasure he is always happy.

Weekly Poem

31. REALISE IT YOURSELF

How can I describe that exalted state?
It cannot be written on paper,
It cannot be told in words,
There is no language
To describe that state.
Language is imperfect.
Can you explain colour
To a blind man?
It is like that state
Of a dumb person
Who tastes a sweet thing.
How can it be explained?
You will have to realise it yourself:
Thus sayeth Sivananda.

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