The Quote that Would Not Leave My Head for an Entire Year—and I Hope it Never Does.

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on Apr 21, 2012
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“Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.”

~ Marcus Aurelius (Roman emperor)


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6 Responses to “The Quote that Would Not Leave My Head for an Entire Year—and I Hope it Never Does.”

  1. Tanya Lee Markul says:

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  2. Jack says:

    "In the stage of perfection called trance, or samādhi, one's mind is completely restrained from material mental activities by practice of yoga. This perfection is characterized by one's ability to see the self by the pure mind and to relish and rejoice in the self. In that joyous state, one is situated in boundless transcendental happiness, realized through transcendental senses. Established thus, one never departs from the truth, and upon gaining this he thinks there is no greater gain. Being situated in such a position, one is never shaken, even in the midst of greatest difficulty. This indeed is actual freedom from all miseries arising from material contact." — Bhagavad-gītā 6.20-23

  3. Dearbhla says:

    This is a beautiful quote and a timely reminder. I think all of the outer forms we see photographs of, however beautiful, are only a metaphor for the serenity and abiding presence that are available in the abode of our own hearts…the struggle with the asana is just an imperfect metaphor…

  4. […] Whenever I’m quiet, or still, there it is. […]

  5. mitchmars says:

    One can be tortured, but never emptied if we are full of the #Spirit and not the self.

  6. rihabmrizek says:

    Thank you Jack:) I loved your definition of Samadhi