Random Quotes and Sutras
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Random Daily QuoteYou have wasted much of your life. A little time is left. Make the best use of it. You too can realise God and be ever happy.
Raja Yoga Sutra by Patanjali, with commentary by Sri Swami Sivananda - Random SelectionRaja Yoga Sutra Selection # 55
From Discourse I: "Samadhi Pada- On Contemplations"
I.43. SMRTI-PARISHUDDHAU SVAROOPA-SHOONYEVAARTHA-MAATRA- NIRBHAASAA-NIRVITARKAA
'"Nirvitarka samadhi" is that state in which the memory is clarified and the mind, devoid of subjectivity, reflects true knowledge'.
'Nirvitarka samadhi' is 'samadhi' that is beyond reason. It is meditation on an abstract object such as the 'chakras', or symbols. The mixing of sources of knowledge ends. In 'savitarka samadhi' there is some confusion between the element of reason and lower forms of knowledge. In 'nirvitarka samadhi', the elements of reason, or intellectual argumentation, fades. In both cases there is a blissful experience, yet there is full awareness of subject and object.