Daily Quotes and Sutras

Bhagavad Gita Quote

Chapter XIV: The Yoga of the Division of the Three Qualities of Nature

ARJUNA UVAACHA:
XIV.21. KAIRLINGAIS TREEN GUNAANETAAN ATEETO BHAVATI PRABHO;
KIMAACHAARAH KATHAM CHAITAAM STREEN GUNAAN ATIVARTATE.

Arjuna said(to Krishna):
What are the marks of him who has crossed over the three
qualities, O Lord? What is his conduct and how does he go beyond
these three qualities?

SRI BHAGAVAAN UVAACHA:
XIV.22. PRAKAASHAM CHA PRAVRITTIM CHA MOHAMEVA CHA PAANDAVA;
NA DWESHTI SAMPRAVRITTAANI NA NIVRITTAANI KAANGKSHATI.

The Blessed Lord(Krishna) said(to Arjuna):
Light, activity and delusion,-when they are present, O Arjuna, he
hates not, nor does he long for them when they are absent!

Daily Quote

Your life will become much poorer in quality, if the spiritual element and moral standards are lacking.

Raja Yoga Sutra

Raja Yoga Selection Number 156, for Saturday, February 25, 2017


[from Discourse IV: "Kaivalya Pada- On Realization"]
IV.11. HETU-PHALASRAYALAMBANAIH SAMGRHITATVAD ESAM ABHAVE TADABHAVAH
'Desires are held together by cause, effect, support and objects; and when
these disappear, so do the desires.'

Commentary:
What gives momentum to desires is cause and effect, or past Karma;
support, or the activity of the mind which creates them; and the objects
of the desires. When these foundations are removed, so are the desires.

Weekly Poem

15. MY AUSPICIOUS DAY

I celebrated this auspicious day
with great eclat and pomp,
With illumination and joyful songs.
My wish has been fulfilled,
I have met my Beloved;
How shall I find words
For the Beauty of my Beloved !
He is brilliant like millions of suns,
he has entrhorned in my heard,
The lamp of love burns lustrously.
I bathed Him with the water of love;
I adorned Him with the flowers of Prem;
I gave Hime butter and sugar-candy.
I have drunk the cup of love,
Which is filled to the brim;
It is the cup of perfect joy:
My rapture wells forth.
The mercy of my Lord has come upon me:
How blessed am I
Who have seen my Beloved !
So says Sivananda.

(a) Prem - Divine Love.

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