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October 28, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 2.18

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 2.18

prakasa-kriya-sthiti-silam bhutendriyatmakam bhogapavargartham drsyam

TRANSLATION

That which is knowable has the nature of illumination, activity, and inertia [sattva, rajas, and tamas]. It consists of the senses and the elements, and exists for the purpose of [providing] either liberation or experience [to purusa].



October 21, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 2.16

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 2.16

heyam duhkham anagatam

TRANSLATION

Suffering that has yet to manifest is to be avoided.



October 18, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 30

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 30

sri-pariksid uvaca
iti pragayan rasanam munir nijam
asiksayan madhava-kirti-lampatam
abo pravrttasi mahattva-varnane
prabhor apiti sva-radair vidasya tam

TRANSLATION

Sri Pariksit said: While singing enthusiastically in this way, the sage instructed his own tongue, which was greedy to chant the glories of Lord Madhava, "Oh, you are too busy talking about the greatness of our master!" To stop that tongue, he then seized it with it his teeth.



October 14, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 2.15

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 2.15

parinama-tapa-samskara-dukhair guna-vrtti-virodhac ca dukham
eva sarvam vivekinah

TRANSLATION

For one who has discrimination, everything is suffering on account of the suffering produced by the consequences [of action], by pain [itself], and by the samskaras, as well as on account of the suffering ensuing from the turmoil of the vrttis due to the gunas.



October 11, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 29

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 29

krsnasya karunya-kathas tu dure
tasya prasayo bata nigraho 'pi
kamsadayah kaliya-putanadya
baly-adayah prag api saksino 'tra

TRANSLATION

We speak of Krsna's kindness, but even the punishments He metes out are worthy of praise. To this there have been many witnesses--including Kamsa, Kaliya, and Putana and, in the more distant past, Bali and others.



October 7, 2009

Overview of Pramana with Mahamuni

Filling in for Srila Dhanurdhara Swami, Mahamuni gives an overview of Pramana, or sources of knowledge.


October 4, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 28

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 28

idanim paramam kastham
praptabhut sarvatah sphuta
visista-mahima-sreni-
madhuri-citratacita

TRANSLATION

Now His identity as God has been shown, for He has appeared in all His splendor, adorned with His unique glories and the varied wonders of His charming sweetness.



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October 28, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 2.18

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 2.18

prakasa-kriya-sthiti-silam bhutendriyatmakam bhogapavargartham drsyam

TRANSLATION

That which is knowable has the nature of illumination, activity, and inertia [sattva, rajas, and tamas]. It consists of the senses and the elements, and exists for the purpose of [providing] either liberation or experience [to purusa].



October 21, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 2.16

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 2.16

heyam duhkham anagatam

TRANSLATION

Suffering that has yet to manifest is to be avoided.



October 18, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 30

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 30

sri-pariksid uvaca
iti pragayan rasanam munir nijam
asiksayan madhava-kirti-lampatam
abo pravrttasi mahattva-varnane
prabhor apiti sva-radair vidasya tam

TRANSLATION

Sri Pariksit said: While singing enthusiastically in this way, the sage instructed his own tongue, which was greedy to chant the glories of Lord Madhava, "Oh, you are too busy talking about the greatness of our master!" To stop that tongue, he then seized it with it his teeth.



October 14, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 2.15

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 2.15

parinama-tapa-samskara-dukhair guna-vrtti-virodhac ca dukham
eva sarvam vivekinah

TRANSLATION

For one who has discrimination, everything is suffering on account of the suffering produced by the consequences [of action], by pain [itself], and by the samskaras, as well as on account of the suffering ensuing from the turmoil of the vrttis due to the gunas.



October 11, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 29

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 29

krsnasya karunya-kathas tu dure
tasya prasayo bata nigraho 'pi
kamsadayah kaliya-putanadya
baly-adayah prag api saksino 'tra

TRANSLATION

We speak of Krsna's kindness, but even the punishments He metes out are worthy of praise. To this there have been many witnesses--including Kamsa, Kaliya, and Putana and, in the more distant past, Bali and others.



October 7, 2009

Overview of Pramana with Mahamuni

Filling in for Srila Dhanurdhara Swami, Mahamuni gives an overview of Pramana, or sources of knowledge.


October 4, 2009

Brihad Bhagavatamrta Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 28

Brihad Bhagavatamrta
Part 1 Chapter 5 Text 28

idanim paramam kastham
praptabhut sarvatah sphuta
visista-mahima-sreni-
madhuri-citratacita

TRANSLATION

Now His identity as God has been shown, for He has appeared in all His splendor, adorned with His unique glories and the varied wonders of His charming sweetness.



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