Daily Quotes and Sutras

Bhagavad Gita Quote

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

SRI BHAGAVAAN UVAACHA:
XIV.1. PARAM BHOOYAH PRAVAKSHYAAMI JNAANAANAAM JNAANAMUTTAMAM;
YAJJNAATWAA MUNAYAH SARVE PARAAM SIDDHIMITO GATAAH.

The Blessed Lord(Krishna) said(to Arjuna):
I will again declare (to thee) that supreme knowledge, the best of
all knowledge, having known which all the sages have gone to the
supreme perfection after this life.

XIV.2. IDAM JNAANAM UPAASHRITYA MAMA SAADHARMYAM AAGATAAH;
SARGE'PI NOPAJAAYANTE PRALAYE NA VYATHANTI CHA.
They who, having taken refuge in this knowledge, attain to unity
with Me, are neither born at the time of creation nor are they
disturbed at the time of dissolution.

COMMENTARY: In this verse it is knowledge of the Supreme Self that
is eulogised by the Lord.

Daily Quote

Do not love leisure. Waste not a minute. Be bold. Realise the Truth, here and now!

Raja Yoga Sutra

Raja Yoga Selection Number 120, for Thursday, February 11, 2016


[from Discourse III: "Vibhuti Pada- On Divine Powers"]
III.9. VYUTTHANA-NIRODHA-SAMSKARAYOR ABHIBHAVA-PRADURBHAVAU
NIRODHA-KSANACITTANVAYO NIRODHA-PPARINAMAH
'Through the constant replacement of disturbing thought waves by ones of
control, the mind is transformed and gains mastery of itself'.

Commentary:
Reaching the superconscious state is a matter of practice. If
useless thoughts are eliminated the moment they appear, they are
gradually weeded out.

III.10. TASYA PPRASANTA-VAHITA SAMSKARAT
'Its flow becomes undisturbed through repetition'.

Commentary:
Mastery of control of the mind comes through creating new habits.
When the samskaras of restraint are reinforced often enough, the mind
becomes tranquil.

Weekly Poem

16. THERE COMES KRISHNA

His brilliance dazzles
His beauty captivates,
His grace protects,
His mercy redeems.

I hear His footsteps,
I know their sounds.
He comes and lifts me up,
He embrtaces and blesses.

He eats my offerings.
Butter and sugar-candy.
He hears with rapture
My song of "Krishna Kannaiah",

He dances with me now.
He puts butter in my mouth.
What an ineffable joy!
There is a rain of flowers.

(a) Kannaiah - Lord Krishna

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