Excerpts from Swarved
Ashraya praan shareer hai, chalat phirat bal paay |
Jeev praan se prithak kar, pranak mukta karaay ||
Word Meaning: (Ashray) dependent (prithak kar) to separate
Purport: This body is dependent on Prana. It is through Prana that the soul runs this body. The soul desires to blink eyes, swing hand, walk, talk, etc and it is the forces of Prana that mechanically provide the motion to achieve all of these. The role of prana is not only in providing the forces to the parts of the body but it also plays a role in pushing the soul out of the body and in providing liberation.
Iksha gyaan prayatna hai, chinha so chetan jaan |
Jaa mah tin yah nahin dishei, ta kah jad kari maan ||
Word Meaning: (nahin dishei) not seen (chetan) conscious (Jad) inert
Purport: The differentiation of a live body and a mechanical body is the consciousness. It is the consciousness that triggers desire and action. The consciousness causes the awareness, experience and accumulation of knowledge. The Prana flows in the body due to the existence of consciousness. If the consciousness ceases to exist in the body, all tendencies, actions, desires cease to exist. The body becomes non-reactive and non-functional.
योग न वाणी से बने, योग न आसन साध |
योग न प्राणायाम है, कुम्भक विविध न साध || 5.1.14
Yōga na vāṇī sē banē, yōga na āsana sādha |
Yōga na prāṇāyāma hai, kumbhaka vividha na sādha ||5.1.14
Purport: The ultimate state of “Yog” is not the subject of speech, nor it is based on Asana (physical poses), Pranayama (breathing technique) or Kumbhak (the pause between an inhale and exhale)
पुरूष नित्य गुरू नित्य है, नित्य योग गम ज्ञान |
सृिष्ट प्रवाह अनादि है, महिमा योग महान || 5.1.12
Purūṣa nitya gurū nitya hai, nitya yōga gama jñāna |
Sr̥ṣṭi pravāha anādi hai, mahimā yōga mahāna || 5.1.12
Purport: Supreme being is eternal, Sadguru is eternal, so is the true yoga, eternal and one through which one attains complete enlightenment. The knowledge obtained in true yoga is called Brahma Vidya which is preserved by the Sadguru from one generation to the next and thus has no beginning in the creation. This is the great glory of the true Yoga of Brahma Vidya, the science of consciousness.
इन्द्रिय मन चित स्थिर, उदय न अर्थ विकार |
सहज स्वभाविक धर्म है, शांति परम सुख सार ||05.06.35
Indriya mana cita sthira, udaya na artha vikāra |
Sahaja svabhāvika dharma hai, śānti parama sukha sāra || 05.06.35 ||
Purport: When Indriya, mind and chitta all come to complete rest, thoughts of subjects of Indriya cease to rise. What remains is the purest state of soul in which it finds the ultimate peace and bliss.
योग अनेको बन गये, यह मनमथ परपञ्च |
योग एक प्रभु मिलन का, और योग नहिं रञ्च ||05.01.08
Yōga anēkōṁ bana gayē, yaha manamatha parapañca |
Yōga ēka prabhu milana kā, aura yōga nahiṁ rañca ||05.01.08
Purport: Yoga has perverted today into all different varieties. They have all taken shape in the figment of human imagination. The yoga capable of uniting a soul with all pervading supreme soul is the only true yoga, rest all are nothing but a way to establish mind in a temporary state of physical happiness.