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Bhagavad Gita Quote

Chapter VI: The Yoga of Meditation

VI.21. SUKHAMAATYANTIKAM YATTAD BUDDHI GRAAHYAMATEENDRIYAM;
VETTI YATRA NA CHAIVAAYAM STHITASHCHALATI TATTWATAH.

(Krishna speaking to Arjuna)
When he (the Yogi) feels that infinite bliss which can be
grasped by the (pure) intellect and which transcends the
senses, and, established wherein he never moves from the Reality,

VI.22. YAM LABDHWAA CHAAPARAM LAABHAM MANYATE NAADHIKAM TATAH;
YASMIN STHITO NA DUHKHENA GURUNAAPI VICHAALYATE.
Which, having obtained, he thinks there is no other gain
superior to it; wherein established, he is not moved
even by heavy sorrow,

Daily Quote

Vedanta is the power that sustains India even today.

Raja Yoga Sutra

Raja Yoga Selection Number 7, for Thursday, September 29, 2016


[from Chapter I: "Samadhi Pada- On Contemplations"]
I.3. TADAA DRSHTUH SVAROOPE 'VASTHAANAM
'At that time (when the thought waves are stilled), the perceiver
rests in his own true nature.'

Commentary: That state of pure consciousness is achieved when the mind
is no longer modified by the activities of thought waves. When the
waves of a lake are stilled, one can see the bottom clearly. Likewise,
when the 'vrittis' of the mind subside, one's essential nature
(swaroopa) becomes evident. When the mind's agitation stops, the world
no longer exists for the meditator, for he is in union with the Self.

Weekly Poem

49. HEAVEN IN YOUR HEART

God is His Heaven.
The Heaven is in your heart.
Search for Him in your heart.
You will find Him there.
Purify your heart first.
Remove the weeds of jealousy and lust;
Withdraw the senses;
Still the mind;
Subdue the bubbling thoughts;
Silence the surging emotions.
You can meet now you Beloved.

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