“It is important to understand that Krishna,
who has repeatedly stressed the importance
of right action over non-action,
also recommends to Arjuna
here the apparent ‘non-action’
Obviously, he is saying that meditation,
too, is a kind of ‘right’ action.
An important saying in the Indian
scriptures is: ‘When a duty conflicts
with a higher duty, it ceases to be a duty.’
That rarely accomplished yogi
who is able to sit in deep meditation
during all the hours
when he is not performing
necessary bodily functions—
eating, sleeping, taking a little exercise, etc.—
is fulfilling that ‘higher duty’
which precludes the necessity
for engaging in any other activity.”
Paramhansa Yogananda, from The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita
In Consciousness Transformed, Joel says:
“Thank God I have discovered that God is my own Soul.
My very Soul is God, and since I cannot separate myself from my Soul,
I can sit right here and turn within and develop a sense of within–ness.
Now you see that I can commune with my own Soul,
since I and my Soul are one.
I and my Father are one.
Yes, I and my Soul are one,
so I need not reach outside of myself.
Here I am with the outside world shut out,
ready to commune with my very own Soul,
that my Soul may impart to me its wisdom,
its life, its love, its truth.”
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“The Empty Sky”
“Temple of Silence”
DEVAL PREMAL & MITTEN
PETER KATER AND R.CARLOS NAKA