Vedic Yoga

February 18, 2015

The urge to transcend the world is largely of the Devas, while the impulse to conquer the world is largely Asuric.

Vedic Yoga by David Frawley. Pg 78.


Papaji

February 18, 2015

Know who you are, Here and Now, by simply Being Quiet.
You are this moment, introduce yourself to This,
do not attach your mind to any direction.
No sadhana, no past, no future,
not even emptiness of your heart, not even space.
To be free forever introduce yourself to this Moment.
This Moment is always this Moment, It will not change.
It is Freedom, free from mind and concepts,
and is your fundamental birthright.
The best use of this Moment is to drown in It.
Keep Quiet, you are inside of the inside,
do not dwell anywhere and make no effort.
The concept of effort and practice is bondage.
Just keep Quiet, Wherever you are, Just keep Quiet.

~ Papaji


Prayer and Work

February 15, 2015

Prayer believes and work achieves. Therefore the saying: “Pray and also work.” Go on working, go on praying. Your work will guarantee and ensure that your prayer comes true. And your prayer assures and guarantees that you will not stop midway. It fills you with a force, a feeling, an urge, a drive. The force of the faith, the belief, makes the work authentic, genuine, effective and fruitful.

Swami Chidananda


Lower Than Grass

February 10, 2015

Even as egoism is the universal characteristic of the ordinary man in his unregenerate days, the man who is in the grip of delusion, Maya, even so, the universal characteristic of all saints has been perfect humility. Blessed are the meek. And the spirit of the same verse is re-echoed by one of the greatest saints India has produced. He was Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabbu. He says, “Trinadapi Suneechena—one should consider oneself lower than a blade of grass.”

Swami Chidananda


Regular Effort

February 9, 2015

The great enemy of man is indifference, lethargy, laziness. And it is purushartha – regular persistent effort – and abhyasa are the ultimate force that overcomes this great enemy. Sadhana must become your second nature. Purushartha is undertaken fully realizing the magnitude of God’s compassionate grace, the magnitude of God’s love and blessedness, and with a feeling of constant gratefulness. One should resolutely undertake purushartha without a false sense of kartritva abhiman (pride of doer-ship) recognizing that all is a gift of God.

Swami Chidananda


Nothing Else to Do

February 8, 2015

There is no other duty for man except meditation on the self. Dismissing all else, one should establish oneself in the self. There remains nothing to be done or attained when the self is experienced. For that Brahman the immortal is before, behind, to the right and to the left and stretched forth above and below.

Swami Sivananda


80/20

February 6, 2015

Richard Koch paraphrased says that one of the most effective uses of the 80/20 principles are the decisions that we make and stick to. i.e. “no” is highly leveraged yang energy that creates strength.


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