Daily Quotes and Sutras
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Bhagavad Gita QuoteChapter IX: The Yoga of the Royal Science and Royal Secret
IX.24. AHAM HI SARVAYAJNAANAAM BHOKTAA CHA PRABHUREVA CHA;
NA TU MAAMABHIJAANANTI TATTWENAATASHCHYAVANTI TE.
(Krishna speaking to Arjuna)
(For) I alone am the enjoyer and also the Lord of all sacrifices;
but they do not know Me in essence (in reality), and hence they
fall (return to this mortal world).
IX.25. YAANTI DEVAVRATAA DEVAAN PITREEN YAANTI PITRIVRATAAH;
BHUTAANI YAANTI BHUTEJYAA YAANTI MADYAAJINO'PI MAAM.
The worshippers of the gods go to them; to the manes go the
ancestor-worshippers; to the Deities who preside over the elements
go their worshippers; My devotees come to Me.
Daily QuoteDeath is only of the body, not of the Atman or the Supreme Soul. The Supreme Soul is immortal.
Raja Yoga SutraRaja Yoga Selection Number 61, for Wednesday, April 16, 2014
[from Chapter I: "Samadhi Pada- On Contemplations"]
I.50. TA-JAH SAMSKARO 'NYA-SAMSKARA-PRATIBANDHI
'The result (of that knowledge) is that its samskaras replace all
Direct knowledge of the Lord obscures all other forms of
knowledge, and in its light past 'samskaras' and impressions fade.
I.51. TASYAPI NIRODHE SARVE-NIRODHAN NIRBIJAH SAMADHIH
'When even this is restrained, the "seedless" state of samadhi is
This is the climax of evolution of sadhana, spiritual
practice. When the last seeds of karma are burnt, and even the
'vritti' of direct cognition of the Lord is restrained, then 'samadhi'
is of the seedless type. This the last phase of 'asamprajnata samadhi'.
The meditator, having spent many lifetimes perfecting himself, no
longer has need of a physical form, and shortly enters 'Mahasamadhi',
in which he merges with the God.
Weekly Poem30. INEFFABLE TURIYA
Through the grace of the Lord and the Satguru
I broke the chains of the Dukha-parampara,
I tore the veil of ignorance,
I broke the bonds of Karma,
I rent asunder the five sheaths,
I burnt the senses into ashes,
I powdered egoism, the Vasanas and all attachments,
And entered the boundless domain of eternal bliss.
I sing now the song of freedom, "Sivoham, Sivoham".
I soar now hight in the realms of perennial joy.
The Lord of Death trembles before me now.
Indra, Varuna, Agni are waiting for my favour.
At my bidding the fire burns, the wind blows,
Parjanya rains and the sun shines.
Ineffable is really this exalted Turiya state.
-) Satguru - Enlightened teacher
a) Duhka-parampara -
b) five sheaths - five layers surrounding and enveloping all
beings like the skin of an onion:
* annamaya kosha , food sheath or physical body
* pranamaya kosha, prana or energy sheath
* manomaya kosha, mental sheath
* vijnanamaya kosha, wisdom and discrimination
* anandamaya kosha, bliss sheath
c) Vasana - Subtle cravings for objects of the senses
d) Sivoham - I am Siva
e) Indra, Varuna, Agni - Gods of Celestial Plane, Air, and Fire
f) Parjanya - rain
g) Turiya - Super conscious state