Daily Quotes and Sutras

Bhagavad Gita Quote

Chapter VIII: The Yoga of the Indestructible Brahman

VIII.9. KAVIM PURAANAMANUSHAASITAARAM
ANORANEEYAAMSAM ANUSMAREDYAH;
SARVASYA DHAATAARAM ACHINTYAROOPAM
AADITYAVARNAM TAMASAH PARASTAAT.

(Krishna speaking to Arjuna)
Whosoever meditates on the Omniscient, the Ancient, the ruler (of
the whole world), minuter than an atom, the supporter of all, of
inconceivable form, effulgent like the sun and beyond the darkness
of ignorance,

VIII.10. PRAYAANAKAALE MANASAACHALENA
BHAKTYAA YUKTO YOGABALENA CHAIVA;
BHRUVORMADHYE PRAANAMAAVESHYA SAMYAK
SA TAM PARAM PURUSHAM UPAITI DIVYAM.
At the time of death, with unshaken mind, endowed with devotion
and by the power of Yoga, fixing the whole life-breath in the
middle of the two eyebrows, he reaches that resplendent Supreme
Person.

Daily Quote

Be thou as compassionate as Buddha, as pure as Bhishma, as truthful as Harischandra, as brave as Bhima.

Raja Yoga Sutra

Raja Yoga Selection Number 66, for Tuesday, March 31, 2015


[from Discourse II: "Sadhana Pada- On Spiritual Disciplines"]
II.5. ANITYASUCI-DUHKHANATMASU NITYA-SUCI-SUKHATMAKHYATIR AVIDYA
'Ignorance makes the perishable, impure, painful, and non-Self for the
eternal, pure, good, and Self'.

Commentary:
When in a state of ignorance, man mistakes what is mundane for
what is Supreme. He cannot differentiate between that which will bring
pain-the mind and body-and that which will bring immortality.

Weekly Poem

25. THE DAWN OF A NEW LIFE

All my sorrow is over,
My heart is now brimming up with joy;
Peace has now entered my soul.
All doubts, fears and delusion have vanished.
I was suddenly lifted out of myself.
There was dawn of a new life.
I experienced the inner world of Reality.
The Unseen filled my soul and heart.
I entered the vast, luminous Silence.
I was bathed in a flood of effulgence ineffable.
I came on the hidden spring of all life.
I am the Light that illumines the entire universe.

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