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Sita Chaitanya's Blog – May 2010 Archive (7)

Songs of Mirabai

"Refuge in you, Dark One, you alone know how to save me. A girl possessed, I shamble through the sixty-eight places of pilgrimage but haven't the wit to know failure. Hear my cry, O Murari - nothing on earth looks like it's "mine". Mira gave you her trust, now it's your move. Spring her from this noose we call "world." " ~From "For the Love of the Dark…

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Added by Sita Chaitanya on May 28, 2010 at 8:51pm — No Comments

Meditation posture described in the Bhagavad Gita 6.11-15

"In a clean spot, having established a firm seat of his own, neither too high nor too low, made of a cloth, a skin and Kusa-grass, one over the other.



“There, having made the mind one-pointed, with the actions of the mind and the senses controlled, let him, seated on the seat, practice Yoga for the purification of the self. "



"Let him firmly hold his body, head and neck erect and still, gazing at the tip of his nose, without looking around.



"Serene-minded, fearless,… Continue

Added by Sita Chaitanya on May 27, 2010 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Bhagavad Gita 2.47-48

Thy right is to work only, but never with its fruits; let not the fruits of action be thy motive, nor let thy attachment be to inaction. Perform action, O Arjuna, being steadfast in Yoga, abandoning attachment and balanced in success and failure. Evenness of mind is called Yoga.

Added by Sita Chaitanya on May 27, 2010 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Bhagavad Gita 12.18-20

"He who is the same to foe and friend, and also in honor and dishonor,

who is the same in cold and heat and in pleasure and pain, who is free

from attachment, He to whom censure and praise are equal, who is

silent, content with anything, homeless, of a steady mind, and full of

devotion - that man is dear to Me. They verily who follow this immortal

Dharma as described above, endowed with faith, regarding Me as their

supreme goal, they, the devotees, are exceedingly… Continue

Added by Sita Chaitanya on May 27, 2010 at 12:20am — No Comments

Bhagavad Gita 5.27-29

Shutting out (all) external contacts and fixing the gaze between the eyebrows, equalising the outgoing and incoming breaths moving within the nostrils, With the senses, the mind and the intellect (ever) controlled, having liberation as his supreme goal, free from desire, fear and anger - the sage is verily liberated f...or ever. He who knows Me as the enjoyer of sacrifices and austerities, the great Lord of all the worlds and the friend of all beings, attains to peace.

Added by Sita Chaitanya on May 25, 2010 at 8:43pm — No Comments

Bhagavad Gita 18.65-66

Fix thy mind on Me, be devoted to Me, sacrifice to Me, bow down to Me. Thou shalt come even to Me; truly do I promise unto thee, (for) thou art dear to me. Abandoning all duties, take refuge in Me alone: I will liberate thee from all sins; grieve not.

Added by Sita Chaitanya on May 25, 2010 at 8:42pm — No Comments

Mind of a Sannyasin - Vivekananda

Lately I have been reading "Vivekananda - A Biography" by Swami Nikhilananda. It's a really good book, and if you are interested in knowing about the great yogi and sannyasin Swami Vivekananda and how he did a lot to bring eastern thinking and vedanta to America, this is the book for you.



I especially like this quote from the book which is a story…

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Added by Sita Chaitanya on May 19, 2010 at 8:40pm — No Comments

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