Daily Quotes and Sutras
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Bhagavad Gita QuoteChapter I: The Yoga of Arjuna's Despondancy
I.2. Sanjaya said(to Dhritarashtra):
Having seen the army of the Pandavas drawn up in battle-array,
King Duryodhana then approached his teacher(Drona) and spoke these
I.3. "Behold, O Teacher! this mighty army of the sons of Pandu,
arrayed by the sons of Drupada, thy wise disciple."
I.4. "Here are heroes, mighty archers, equal in battle to Bhima
and Arjuna - Yuyudhana(Satyaki), Virata, and Drupada, all of the
great car (mighty warriors)."
COMMENTARY: Technically, Maharatha(great car) means a warrior who
is proficient in the science of war and who is able to fight
alone with ten thousand archers.
Daily QuoteThis world which consists of friends, enemies and neutrals, which affects you with pleasure and pain, is only a creation of your mind which is a product of ignorance.
Raja Yoga SutraRaja Yoga Selection Number 1, for Saturday, April 25, 2015
Raja Yoga, the royal path of mind control, is the most comprehensive
and scientific approach to God-Realization. The precepts and doctrines
of this ancient science were first compiled and explained by Patanjali
Maharishi, the greatest psychologist of all time. Never has man's mind
been so completely analyzed. Never has a process for eliminating human
woes and frailties been so succinctly presented. The methods of Raja
Yoga are profoundly timeless. Though of ancient origin, they are still
the most useful technique available to modern man beset by the
tremendous stresses and strains of competitive society.
Weekly Poem29. THE SPEECHLESS ZONE
In the perfect nameless, formless void,
In the unlimited expanse of bliss,
In the region of matterless, mindless joy,
In the realm of timeless, spaceless stillness,
In the infinite zone of speechless, thoughtless peace,
In the transcendental abode of sweet harmony,
I united with the Supreme Effulgence.
The thought that we are one or two vanished.
I crossed the sea of birth for ever.
This is all due to the grace of the Lord
Who danced in Brindavan with rythmic jingle,
Who raised Govardhan as umbrella for the cowherds.
a) Brindivan - Birthplace of Krishna, in Northern India
b) Govardhan - Mountain lifted by one of Krishna's fingers