Daily Quotes and Sutras

Bhagavad Gita Quote

Chapter XVIII: The Yoga of Liberation by Renunciation

XVIII.68. YA IMAM PARAMAM GUHYAM MADBHAKTESHVABHIDHAASYATI;
BHAKTIM MAYI PARAAM KRITWAA MAAMEVAISHYATYASAMSHAYAH.

(Krishna speaking to Arjuna)
He who with supreme devotion to Me will teach this supreme secret
to My devotees, shall doubtless come to Me.

XVIII.69. NA CHA TASMAANMANUSHYESHU KASHCHINME PRIYAKRITTAMAH;
BHAVITAA NA CHA ME TASMAADANYAH PRIYATARO BHUVI.
Nor is there any among men who does dearer service to Me, nor
shall there be another on earth dearer to Me than he.

COMMENTARY: He who hands down this Gita to My devotees does
immense service to Me. He is extremely dear to Me. In the present
generation, there will be none dearer to Me in the world, nor
shall there be in the future also.

Daily Quote

Look within. Gaze within. Remove the veil. Attain knowledge of Self. Knowledge gives freedom. Knowledge slays ignorance or Avidya.

Raja Yoga Sutra

Raja Yoga Selection Number 45, for Thursday, April 27, 2017


[from Chapter I: "Samadhi Pada- On Contemplations"]
I.29. TATAH PRATYAK-CETANAADHIGAMO 'PY ANTARAAYAA-BHAAVAS CA
'From (the repetition of OM) is gained enlightening introspection and
elimination of all obstacles'.

Commentary:
Through meditation on OM, the highest of Mantras, Self-Realization
Is possible. This is because the vibration of OM removes hindrances on
the path and leads to realization of the Self which exists within every
individual.

Weekly Poem

24. THE SONG OF SOHAM

I watched the breath closely;
It sings the eternal song of 'Soham';
"I am He, I am He".
It reminds of the identity
Of the individual soul with the Supreme Soul.
There is no break in this song,
The music goes on day and night.
There are 21,600 breaths in a day:
Body-consciousness vanished,
Time and space disappeared,
'I', 'you' and 'he' melted away,
'This' and 'that' evaporated,
'Here' and 'there' dwindled,
It was all one mass of consciousness,
It was an ocean of bliss.
The seer, sight and seen became one;
All distinctions and differences melted:
Thus sayeth Sivananda.

a) Soham - I am He
b) The inhale(saa) and exhale(ham)
are said to silently repeat this
mantra approximately 21,600 times
daily

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