Quotes for Inspiration


(YSN Vol. 6, No. 1 – Feb. 2018)

Bhagvad Gita, Chapter 2, Verse 50

Excellence in Action is Yoga.
(yogaḥ karmasu kauśalam / योगः कर्मसु कौशलम् )

बुद्धियुक्तो जहातीह उभे सुकृतदुष्कृते |
तस्माद्योगाय युज्यस्व योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् || 50||

buddhi-yukto jahātīha ubhe sukṛita-duṣhkṛite
tasmād yogāya yujyasva yogaḥ karmasu kauśhalam

buddhi-yuktaḥ-endowed with wisdom; jahāti-get rid of; iha-in this life; ubhe-both; sukṛita-duṣhkṛite-good and bad deeds; tasmāt-therefore; yogāya-for Yog; yujyasva-strive for; yogaḥ-yog is; karmasu kauśhalam-the art of working skillfully

“One who prudently practices the science of work without attachment can get rid of both good and bad reactions in this life itself. Therefore, strive for Yog, which is the art of working skillfully (in proper consciousness).”

(Source: https://www.holy-bhagavad-gita.org/chapter/2/verse/50)
 


(YSN Vol. 5, No. 1 – May 2017)

Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 6, Verse 17

| | युक्ताहार-विहारस्य | युक्त-चॆष्टस्य कर्मसु | युक्त-स्वप्नावबॊधस्य | यॊगॊ भवति दुःख-हा | |

yuktåhåra-vihårasya yukta-ce߆asya karmasu
yukta-svapnåvabodhasya yogo bhavati dukha-hå

yukta—regulated; ahara—eating; viharasya—recreation; yukta—regulated; cestasya—of one who works for maintenance; karmasu—in discharging duties; yukta—regulated; svapna-avabodhasya—regulated sleep and wakefulness; yogah—practice of yoga; bhavati—becomes; duhkha-ha—diminishing pains.

“He who is moderate in eating and recreation, who performs all activities in a regulated manner and is temperate in sleeping and waking, can mitigate miseries and pains by practicing the yoga system.”
 


(YSN Vol. 4, No. 3 – Dec. 2016)

“When you drop all your ideas, fantasies and projections about who you are and what freedom is and remain completely empty, this is freedom.” — Mooji
 


(YSN Vol. 4, No. 1 – Dec. 2015-Jan. 2016)

Bhagvad Gita, Chapter 2, Verse 48

समतवम योग उचयते

Samatvam yoga uchyate 

(Evenness of mind is called Yoga): samatvam = equanimity; yoga = yoga; uchyate = is called

“Yoga is the work of the inner self (vyakta) on the outer self (vyakti). All that the outer does is merely in response to the inner.”
~Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj in “I am That” (1973: p. 74
 


(YSN Vol. 3, No. 1 – Jan. 2015)

 
योगेन चित्तस्य पदेन वाचां | मलं शरीरस्य च वैद्यकेन || योऽपाकरोत्तं प्रवरं मुनीनां | पतञ्जलिं प्राञ्जलिरानतोऽस्मि ||

yogena chittasya padena vaachaammalam sharirasya cha vaidyakenayopaakarottam pravaram muninaampaataanjalim praanjalir anato’smi

“Let us bow before Patanjali, who gave yoga for serenity and sanctity of mind, grammar for clarity and purity of speech, and medicine for perfection of health.”

 


(YSN Vol. 2, No. 1 – Jul. 2014)

Sutra 1.3
Tada Drashtuh Svarupe Vasthanam

“Then the seer (self) receives insight into his own nature.”

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