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Category : February 1994

Scriptural Quotes

It is laid down by the Lord that there can be no Moksha, Liberation, without diksha, initiation; and initiation cannot



be there without a teacher. Hence it come s down the line of teachers, parampara. Kularnava Tantra 10.1 Purified, empty, peaceful, breathless, selfless, infinite, indestructible, stable, eternal, unborn, free, he is established in his own glory. Having seen the Self who is established in His own glory, he looks upon the wheel of life as a wheel that rolls on. Krishna Yajur Veda, Maitri Upanishad 62.8 Works of sacrifice, gift and self-harmony should not be abandoned, but should indeed be performed, for these are works of purification. But even these works, Arjuna, should be done in the freedom of a pure offering, and without expectation of a reward. Bhagavad Gita, Verse 18.5-6 There is no place in the universe, no mountain, no sky, no heaven where one does not undergo the consequences of actions performed by oneself. Sage Vasishtha When the mind is withdrawn from sense-objects, the sense-organs also withdraw themselves from their respective objects and thus are said to imitate the mind. This is known as pratyahara. Thence arises complete mastery over the senses. Sage Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, 54-55. May He protect us both. May He be pleased with us both. May we work together with vigor; may our study make us illumined. May there be no dislike between us. Aum, peace, peace, peace. Krishna Yajur Veda, Taittiriya Upanishad 2.1 We are the makers of our own lives. There is no such a thing as fate. Our lives are the result of our previous actions, our karma, and it naturally follows that, having been ourselves the makers of our karma, we must also be able to unmake it. The gist of jnana yoga is to show humanity how to unmake it." Swami Vivekananda, New York, 1895 The mind is said to be twofold: the pure and also the impure; impure by union with desire-pure when from desire completely free! Krishna Yajur Veda, Maitri Upanishad 6.34 After death, the soul goes to the next world bearing in mind the subtle impressions of its deeds, and after reaping their harvest returns again to this world of action. Thus, he who has desires continues subject to rebirth. Yajur Veda, Brihadaranyaka Upanishada, 4.4.6 Unite, O Lord, this couple like a pair of lovebirds. May they surrounded by children be, living both long and happpily. Atharva Veda 14.2.64 A man should think on wealth and strive to win it by adoration on the path of Order, counsel himself with his own mental insight, and grasp still nobler vigor with his spirit. Rig Veda 10.31.2. Even though he causes pain to his patient by applying certain remedies, the physician is not taken to be the cause of the suffering, because in the final analysis he has produced the good that was sought after. Mrigendra Agama 7.A.18.