Quotes for Inspiration


(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)
“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)
समतवम योग उचयते
Samatvam yoga uchyate   (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Two verse 48)
(Evenness of mind is called Yoga)
samatvam = equanimity;
yoga = yoga;
uchyate = is called

 


(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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