Daily Quotes and Sutras

Bhagavad Gita Quote

Chapter III: The Yoga of Action

III.18. NAIVA TASYA KRITENAARTHO NAAKRITENEHA KASHCHANA;
NA CHAASYA SARVABHOOTESHU KASHCHIDARTHA VYAPAASHRAYAH.

(Krishna speaking to Arjuna)
'For him there is no interest whatsoever in what is done or what
is not done; nor does he depend on any being for any object.'

COMMENTARY: The sage who rejoices in his own Self does not gain
anything by doing any action. To him no real purpose is served by
engaging in any action. No evil can touch him as a result of
inaction. He does not lose anything by being inactive.

III.19. TASMAAD ASAKTAH SATATAM KAARYAM KARMA SAMAACHARA;
ASAKTO HYAACHARAN KARMA PARAM AAPNOTI POORUSHAH.
'Therefore, without attachment, do thou always perform action
which should be done; for, by performing action without attachment
man reaches the Supreme.'

Daily Quote

Truth is to be perceived intuitively or realised.

Raja Yoga Sutra

Raja Yoga Selection Number 118, for Saturday, July 30, 2016


[from Discourse III: "Vibhuti Pada- On Divine Powers"]
III.5. TAJ-JAYAT PRAJNALOKAH
'By mastering it (Samyama) comes the light of direct knowledge'.

Commentary:
When samyama is mastered, higher consciousness is attained. All
intuitive knowledge becomes available.

III.6. TASYA BHUMISU VINIYOGAH
'Its (of samyama) application (should be) in stages'.

Commentary:
Even though a person must be highly evolved in order to be able to
achieve samyama, a caution is still given here that progress should be
gradual. Samyama is very powerful, and its application requires great
wisdom.

Weekly Poem

40. I AM NOT AFRAID OF ANYTHING

Let the whole world oppose me,
Let all turn out as my enemies,
Let all my friends and disciples leave me.
Let me be put in the prison,
Let me be sent on lifelong exile,
Let me be burnt alive,
Let me die of hunger.
Let me be poisoned or crucified,
Let my body be cut into pieces,
Let people come to stab or cut my throat,
Let me remain without anybody to help me.
Let thunderbolt fall upon my head.
Let me be thrown into the sea.
Let me be trampled under the feet of an elephant,
Let me be rolled down from the summit of a mountain.

There is no fear in my heart: none.
I am immortal Soul, Sivoham, Sivoham !
I have powdered Death, and Maya and its effects.

a) Sivoham - 'I am Siva'

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