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Bhagavad Gita Quote

Chapter :

MANMANAA BHAVA MADBHAKTO MADYAAJEE MAAM NAMASKURU;
MAAMEVAISHYASI YUKTWAIVAMAATMAANAM MATPARAAYANAH.
34. Fix thy mind on Me; be devoted to Me; sacrifice unto Me; bow
down to Me; having thus united thy whole self with Me, taking Me
as the Supreme Goal, thou shalt verily come unto Me.

COMMENTARY: The whole being of a man should be surrendered to the
Lord without reservation. Then there will be a marvellous
transformation. He will have the vision of God everywhere. All
sorrows and pains will vanish. His mind will be one with Him. He
will for ever have his life and being in the Lord alone.

HARI OM TAT SAT
ITI SRIMAD BHAGAVADGEETAASOOPANISHATSU BRAHMAVIDYAAYAAM
YOGASHAASTRE SRI KRISHNAARJUNASAMVAADE
RAAJAVIDYAA-RAAJAGUHYAYOGO NAAMA NAVAMO'DHYAAYAH

Thus in the Upanishads of the glorious Bhagavad Gita, the science
of the Eternal, the scripture of Yoga, the dialogue between Sri
Krishna and Arjuna, ends the ninth discourse entitled:

"The Yoga of the Kingly Science & the Kingly Secret"
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Daily Quote

Attain real spiritual strength through the Atman and Immortality, through wisdom of the Self.

Raja Yoga Sutra

Raja Yoga Selection Number 66, for Monday, April 21, 2014


[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

31. REALISE IT YOURSELF

How can I describe that exalted state?
It cannot be written on paper,
It cannot be told in words,
There is no language
To describe that state.
Language is imperfect.
Can you explain colour
To a blind man?
It is like that state
Of a dumb person
Who tastes a sweet thing.
How can it be explained?
You will have to realise it yourself:
Thus sayeth Sivananda.

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