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    #1079476 - 11/23/02 03:50 PM (15 years, 3 months ago)

To obtain Nectar some Yogis do Deva Yagya, and others sacrifice Yoga (meditation) into the fire of the Divine Word. Other Yogis sacrifice their hearing into the fire which is the stillness of the breath, thus giving rise to Divine Music. All senses are sacrificed into the fire of Meditation, and through breath, breath sacrifices itself.

Service through Wealth (Dravya Yagya) service by body (Tapa Yagya) meditation by mind (Yoga Yagya), satsang for knowledge (Swadhya Yagya), and service for obtaining knowledge (Gyan Yagya) these are the five great Yagyas done for the Lord. Some sacrifice breath into breath, and others, stopping the speed of the breath, do Pranayama. Those who regulate their diets and work and surrender breath into breath-these are the knowers of the secret of Yagya.

Through these Yagyas, those who receive the Nectar of knowledge attain God. Without the performance of Yagya, man is not happy in either world. Therefore, Brahmins speak of many Yagyas which are done by body, mind, and sense organs, and by knowing these in truth you will become free. Receiving the Knowledge is in every way better then doing worldly service, because all actions are done for the sake of knowledge and without knowledge all work is worthless.

So prostrate before the wise seers and through service receive that knowledge; those who know the mysteries will give you that knowledge. With the knowledge you will have no more delusion, and with your eternal, imperishable spirit, you will clearly see God. If you are the worst of sinners, even then the boat of Knowledge will free you from all sin. As coal disintegrates in fire, so sins are consumed in the fire of Knowledge.

There is nothing as pure and holy as this knowledge. The Yogi endowed with fait, though long meditation, experiences that Knowledge within his heart and wins over his senses-that man soon attains knowledge and obtains supreme peace. The ignorant, faithless and confused perish. He who doubts his Spirit is miserable and unhappy in both worlds.

O Arjun! He who through Yoga has renounced the fruits of his work, and whose confusions have been removed by knowledge-that Yogi, established in meditation, is not bound by his actions.

(The direction that consciousness takes in mind; for the mind to become subject-less in meditation is Yoga. That is why he whose mind is in Yoga does not differentiate between pleasant and unpleasant actions. Attachment to worldly subjects is the cause of bondage.)

Bhagavad Gita

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Re: Gita [Re: questforall]
    #1079675 - 11/23/02 05:14 PM (15 years, 3 months ago)

'Waves of the soft spring wind
Love's flood tide is rising full
The moon of love is rising full
Sea of beauty.
The moon of love is rising full
Love's flood tide.
Some laugh, some weep, some dance for joy.
My mind craves nectar day and night.
Like a blue lotus floating on the sea of love.
Lingering in ashantically
Lingering in the akashic realms
Lingering in the realms.
Blue lotus floats, floating, floating..
Some laugh, some weep, some dance for joy.
My mind craves nectar day and night.'

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