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Category : April 1994

Scriptural Quotes



He who dwells in the fire, he who dwells in the heart, he who dwells in the sun, he is One. The man who knows this, he verily attains the Oneness of the One. Kaivalya Upanishad 23

May God-who in the mystery of His vision and power transforms His white radiance into His many-colored creation, from whom all things come and into whom they all return-grant us the grace of pure vision. Yajur Veda, Svetasvatara Upanishad 4.1 - Rig Veda Samhita, 10.4.1.

Daily the sacrifice is spread. Daily the sacrifice is completed. Daily it unites the worshiper to heaven. Daily by sacrifice to heaven he ascends. Sukla Yajur Veda, Satapatha Brahmana 9.4.4.15

The powerful man should give to one in straits; let him consider the road that lies ahead! Riches revolve just like a chariot's wheels, coming to one man now, then to another. Rig Veda 10.117.5

The Kundalini Shakti, which has the brilliance of lightning and is composed of three gunas, after piercing the lustrous abode of Siva situated in the midst of eternal bliss and divine nectar, having the brilliance of a million moons and suns, returns to her resting place, muladhara.-Saradatilaka, Verse 67

In the space outside the spinal column, on the left and the right, are the two nadis, Ida (moon, feminine) and Pingala (sun, masculine). The Nadi Sushumna, is in the middle. The Sushumna extends from the middle of the kanda to the head. The Vajra inside her extends from the procreative organ to the head. - Shat-Chakra-Nirupana Verse 1

Here in anahata dwells Kakini, who in color is yellow like new lightning, exhilarated and auspicious; three-eyed and the benefactress of all. - Shat Chakra-Nirupana, Verse 23

She [kundalini] is beautiful as a chain of lightning and fine as a lotus fibre, and shines in the minds of the sages. She is extremely subtle, the awakener of pure knowledge, the embodiment of bliss, whose true nature is pure consciousness." Satcakra-Nirupana V.3

Borne along and defiled by the stream of qualities, unsteady, wavering, bewildered, full of desire, distracted, one goes on into the state of self-conceit. In thinking, "This is I" and "That is mine" one binds himself with himself, as does a bird with a snare. Krishna Yajur Veda, Maitreya Upanishad 3.2

Of one heart and mind I make you, devoid of hate. Love one another as a cow loves the calf she has borne. Let the son be courteous to his father, of one mind with his mother. Let the wife speak words that are gentle and sweet to her husband. Atharva Veda 3.30.1-2

He who, dwelling in all things, yet is other than all things, whom all things do not know, whose body all things are, who controls all things from within-He is your soul, the Inner Controller, the Immortal. Sukla Yajur Veda, Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 3.7.15

Instill in us a wholesome, happy mind with goodwill and understanding. Then shall we ever delight in Your friendship like cows who gladly rejoice in meadows green. This is my joyful message. Rig Veda 10.25.1