from Kalama sutra, translation from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi

This blog included. "So, as I said, Kalamas: 'Don't go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by analogies, by agreement through pondering views, by probability, or by the thought, "This contemplative is our teacher." When you know for yourselves that, "These qualities are unskillful; these qualities are blameworthy; these qualities are criticized by the wise; these qualities, when adopted & carried out, lead to harm & to suffering" — then you should abandon them.' Thus was it said. And in reference to this was it said.

"Now, Kalamas, don't go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by analogies, by agreement through pondering views, by probability, or by the thought, 'This contemplative is our teacher.' When you know for yourselves that, 'These qualities are skillful; these qualities are blameless; these qualities are praised by the wise; these qualities, when adopted & carried out, lead to welfare & to happiness' — then you should enter & remain in them. Buddha - Kalama Sutta

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

First sutra from Aranya's Yoga Sutras Commentary

Renewed passion for the yoga sutras study thanks to  Swami Hariharananda Aranya's commentary (recommended by Ramaswami)

by Swami Hariharananda Aranya's
of the Kapil Math


Shared part of the introduction last week, here's the first sutra including the translation of Vyasa and Aranya's commentary. Longer preview at Amazon.

The actual sutra is in Sanskrit as is the Vyasa, although of course both translated, which will no doubt put many off but you probably have another copy lying around right and believe me it's worth it.







This next couple of pages are from an article in the appendix on meditating on the tatvas that have made me think that perhaps I could do with a guru after all, somebody who's walked the path as it were,. So tempted to run off to Kapil Math or stand outside Ramaswami's doorway every morning for a year or two.







3 comments:

  1. Love to see such enthusiasm for the Sutras! I too am currently going through this phase of study.

    In my recent brief study with Ramaswami, he noted that intent, consistent study of the Sutras [can be] more absorbing than a great mystery novel. I agree wholeheartedly.

    An interesting work to cross-read with the first chapter of the Sutras is Gopi Krishna's "Kundalini: The Evolutionary Energy in Man." His experiences whilst meditating are a fantastic account of what lies on the other side.

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  2. check this link too - http://swamij.com/yoga-sutras.htm

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  3. Thank you anon , will check out the links, thanks for those.

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