Random Quotes and Sutras
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Random Daily QuoteOnly one Message have I for thee:--Remember that thour art the all-pervading Immortal Atman or Soul.
Raja Yoga Sutra by Patanjali, with commentary by Sri Swami Sivananda - Random SelectionRaja Yoga Sutra Selection # 120
From Discourse III: "Vibhuti Pada- On Divine Powers"
III.9. VYUTTHANA-NIRODHA-SAMSKARAYOR ABHIBHAVA-PRADURBHAVAU NIRODHA-KSANACITTANVAYO NIRODHA-PPARINAMAH
'Through the constant replacement of disturbing thought waves by ones of control, the mind is transformed and gains mastery of itself'.
Reaching the superconscious state is a matter of practice. If useless thoughts are eliminated the moment they appear, they are gradually weeded out.
III.10. TASYA PPRASANTA-VAHITA SAMSKARAT
'Its flow becomes undisturbed through repetition'.
Mastery of control of the mind comes through creating new habits. When the samskaras of restraint are reinforced often enough, the mind becomes tranquil.