Random Quotes and Sutras
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Random Daily QuoteTake the fullest advantage of this human birth. Have a real, inner, divine life. May divine grace illumine your spiritual path. May the divine power actuate you to perform great deeds. may the divine grace transform you into divinity.
Raja Yoga Sutra by Patanjali, with commentary by Sri Swami Sivananda - Random SelectionRaja Yoga Sutra Selection # 9
From Discourse I: "Samadhi Pada- On Contemplations"
I.5. VRITTAYAH PANCHTAYYAH KLISHTAAKLISHTAAH
'There are five types of thought waves, some of which are painful and some of which are not.'
Learning may be both enjoyable and painful for the student. He wants knowledge, and yet he wants to escape. The mind plays a tug of war. The painful thoughts are eliminated when the internal conflict ceases through concentration of the mind. Meditation is predicated on a gathered state of mind. If this could be maintained at all times, one would be continually resting in happiness.