Bhagavad Gita

A Quote by unknown on quote, bhagavad gita, enternity, and knowledge

When one sees Eternity in things that pass away, then one has pure knowledge.

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A Quote by Bhagavad Gita on bhagavad gita and action

He who shirks action does not attain freedom; no one can gain perfection by abstaining from work. Indeed, there is no one who rests for even an instant; every creature is driven to action by his own nature.

Bhagavad Gita

Source: Bhagavad Gita 3:4-5

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A Quote by Bhagavad Gita on bhagavad gita, krishna, meditate, god, godhead, arjuna, path, remember, and constant

He who meditates on the Supreme Personality of Godhead, his mind constantly engaged in remembering Me, undeviated from the path, he, O Partha [Arjuna], is sure to reach Me.

Bhagavad Gita

Source: Bhagavad Gita Chapter 8, Verse 8

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A Quote by Bhagavad Gita on bhagavad gita, equality, animals, dogs, cows, outcasts, elephants, god, and enlightenment

An enlightened person - by perceiving God in all - looks at a learned person, an outcast, even a cow, an elephant, or a dog with an equal eye.

Bhagavad Gita

Source: Bhagavad Gita 5.18 (See also 6.29)

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A Quote by Paramahansa Yogananda on life force, bhagavad gita, pranayama, prana, and yogananda

PRANAYAMA IS DERIVED fron two Sanskrit words - prana (life) and ayama (control). Pranayama is therefore life control and not  "breath control." The broadest meaning of the word prana is force of energy. In this sense, the universe is filled with prana; all creation is a manifestation of force, a play of force. Everything that was, is, or shall be, is nothing but the different modes of expression of the universal force. The universal prana is thus the Para-Prakiti (pure Nature), immanent energy or force which is derived from the infinite Spirit, and which permeates and sustains the universe.

Paramahansa Yogananda (1893 - 1952)

Source: God Talks with Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita, Pages: Volume 1, 497

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A Quote by Paramahansa Yogananda on bhagavad gita, yogananda, dreaming, yogi, dreams, and god

When a man in the process of dreaming becomes conscious that he is dreaming, he is no longer identified with the phenomena; he is not affected exultantly or dolefully. God consciously dreams His cosmic play and is unaffected by it's dualities. A yogi who perceives his real self as separate from his active senses and their objects never becomes attached to anything. He is aware of the dream nature of the universe and watches it without being entangled in its complex but ephemeral nature.

Paramahansa Yogananda (1893 - 1952)

Source: God Talks with Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita, Pages: Volume 1, 393

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A Quote by Paramahansa Yogananda on meditation, service, karma, self realization, bhagavad gita, yogananda, and nirvikalpa

The inactive man does not do his duty to his Creator or to the society that maintains him.  The recluse who devotes his entire life to sincere effort in meditation fulfills part of his duty by trying to find and love God, and thus,spiritualize his own life.  To improve oneself is to help society by the example of virtue and by making at least one of its members good!  

But the yogi (monastic or householder) who does his duty to God, and also to the world through some form of uplifting service, is the most highly evolved type of being.  He becomes a master (asiddha) when by such dutiful action he attains the supreme inactive state (nirvikalpa God-union), which is free from karmic effects of actions and is filled with the bliss of Spirit.  

Paramahansa Yogananda (1893 - 1952)

Source: God Talks with Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita, Pages: Volume 1, 347

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