Isvara (Divine Mirror)

“Isvara (Divine Mirror)” is From Destroy It Up’s Sutra.

Lyrics:

There’s no one in the clouds looking down at you
No man in the sky telling you what to do
I don’t think you should be scarred

There’s always been a buzz in your heart so deep
A rattle in the center of all of your sheaths
Telling you, you should care

Look in the mirror. Do you see yourself, a divine reflection or something else?

You’re like a firefly trying to shine
You stare at the stars, claim the divine
That’s half the story don’t you see?

There’s a constellation in your body,
a map of the soul, a guide to be free,
an indestructible energy.

I see all the diamond cuts
The lights move down and then bounce up
The beam is never absolute

All we know is this: is I am it and you are it
and mono is two and one is dual.

Yoga Sutra In Sanskrit:

1.23 isvara pranidhanat va

English Translation:

Realization may also come if one is oriented toward the ideal of pure awareness, isvara. [Chip Hartranft]

Commentary:

In the Yoga Sutra, emphasis is put on the concept of Isvara and that the yoga student should always be oriented towards it. Some have translated Isvara as “God” or “Lord”; however, Chip Hartanft talks about Isvara not in the western terms of god-head, but as being a “divine mirror.” Isvara is the inherent divine we see in ourselves and we must work to be aligned with it.

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