Daily Quotes and Sutras

Bhagavad Gita Quote

Chapter X: The Yoga of Divine Manifestations

X.10. TESHAAM SATATAYUKTAANAAM BHAJATAAM PREETIPOORVAKAM;
DADAAMI BUDDHIYOGAM TAM YENA MAAMUPAYAANTI TE.

(Krishna speaking to Arjuna)
To them who are ever steadfast, worshipping Me with love, I give
the Yoga of discrimination by which they come to Me.

COMMENTARY: The devotees who have dedicated themselves to the
Lord, who are ever harmonious and self-abiding, who adore Him with
intense love, who are ever devout, obtain the Divine Grace.

X.11. TESHAAM EVAANUKAMPAARTHAM AHAM AJNAANAJAM TAMAH;
NAASHAYAAMYAATMABHAAVASTHO JNAANADEEPENA BHAASWATAA.
Out of mere compassion for them, I, dwelling within their Self,
destroy the darkness born of ignorance by the luminous lamp of
knowledge.

Daily Quote

Only a sincere and earnest Sadhaka or spiritual aspirant knows the value of Satsanga or association with saints and sages. Satsanga gives the aspirant inner spiritual strength to face the struggle, overcome temptations, kill inner cravings, and fill the mind with positive divine thoughts.

Raja Yoga Sutra

Raja Yoga Selection Number 101, for Monday, December 11, 2017


[from Discourse II: "Sadhana Pada- On Spiritual Disciplines"]
II.42. SAMTOSAD ANUTTAMAH SUKHA-LABHAH
'From contentment comes supreme happiness.'

Commentary:
Man is ever searching for happiness in external objects, but it can
only be attained when the mind is satisfied with what has been allotted
and is no longer looking. When the mind is stilled and contented,
happiness is automatic.

Weekly Poem

1. THIS IS THE WAY
I have appeared in this age
To indicate the way unto men.
The way is:
Simplify your life,
Purify your heart.
Slay egoism and pride.
Cultivate cosmic love.
Practise self-discipline.
Serve all, love all.
Hear, reflect, meditate.
Enquire and know thy Self.
Live in the Eternal.

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