Divine & Demoniac Yoga :- SHLOK 01
1. In the ninth discourse were indicated three kinds of nature (prakriti) belonging to sentient beings, namely, the nature of the Gods, that of the Asuras, and that of the Rakshasas. The sixteenth discourse proceeds to describe them at length. Of these the nature of the Gods (Daivi Prakriti) leads to liberation from samsara, and those of the Asuras and the Rakshasas lead to bondage. Accordingly the nature of the Gods will be described with a view to its acceptance, and the other two with a view to their rejection. The Blessed Lord said: Fearlessness purity of heart, steadfastness in knowledge and Yoga ; almsgiving, self restraint and worship, study of ones own (scriptures), austerity, uprightness ;Purity of heart: purity of the antahksrana (sattva), i. e, abandonment of deception, dissimulation, falsehood and the like, in all transactions ; that is to say, transacting business in perfect honesty. knowledge consists in understanding the nature of things, such as the Self, as taught in the Scripture (sastra) and by the Teacher (acharya). Yoga consists in making what has been thus learnt an object of ones own direct perception, by concentration onepointedness through the subjugation of the senses. Thisviz fearlessness. purity of heart, and steadfastness in knowledge and Yoga forms the Daivi or Sattvic nature by preeminence. What ever attributes among those (mentioned in xvi. 13) can possibly pertain to the disciples treading a particular path they constitute the Sattvic nature of the disciples in that particular path. almsgiving: distributing food and the like as far as lies in .ones power. Selfcontrol: the subjugation of external senses ; that of the antahkarana (internal sense, manas) being mentioned in the next verse.
Sri Shankaracharaya
1. In order to enumerate the Daivisampat (divine qualities) needed for a Kritakritya (one who attained the ultimate goal of life) who has been liberated by Jnana Bhagawan stated: "Being fearless having purity of the heart or mind, being established or rooted in the Jnana or Yoga, doing Dana (charity), having Dama (control over the senses), performing Yagna (sacrifice), having Vedaadhya- yana (study of the scriptures), doing Tapas (penance), having Rujute (straight-forwardness),
Sri. Gangolli D.B
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