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MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 19-1.

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Chapter 19 - Thought-Culture-1.

1. Introduction.

If a pebble in our boot torments us we expel it.

We take off the boot and shake it out.

Once the matter is fairly understood, it is just as easy to expel an intruding and obnoxious thought from the mind.

About this there ought to be no doubt, no two opinions.

The thing is obvious, clear and unmistakable.

It should be as easy to expel an obnoxious thought from your mind as it is to take a stone out of your shoe;

and till a man can do that, it is just nonsense to talk about his ascendency and conquest over nature.

He is a mere slave and prey to the bat-winged phantoms that flit through the corridor of his brain.

Pitiable, indeed, is the lot of these creatures!

NEXT : 2. Benefits Of Thought-Control

Swami Sivananda
To be continued  ....


MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 28-21-6.

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19/11/2017

MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 28-21-6.

6. Evil Vrittis Are Your Real Enemies-destroy Them :-

1.
Who is your real enemy? It is your own Antahkarana (mind) possessed by the evil Vrittis. That mind alone, which is free from attachment, delusion, jealousy, lust, selfishness and anger, can have constant memory of God.

If the mirror is dirty, you cannot see your face properly. Even so, if the mind-mirror is dirty through the accumulation of Mala (six passions, Kama, Krodha, etc.), Brahman cannot be reflected in the mind.

When it is cleansed thoroughly, when it becomes Sattvic, it is fit (Yogayukta) to reflect Brahman.

2.
Whatever you practise-Karma Yoga or Bhakti Yoga or Raja Yoga or Jnana Yoga-, you must be free from jealousy, hatred, attachment, pride and egoism and you must have control over Indriyas. Chitta-Suddhi-Yama and Niyama-is a common element in all kinds of Yoga.

What can a man do in Karma Yoga if he has no self-restraint, if he is extremely selfish? If you want…

GURU-BHAKTI-YOGAM. Ch : 7-8 - 87-97.. Ref- Present day children / youth, not governed by Parents Teachers supervision, but overpowered by treacherous anti national, Student political wings of certain undesired political parties such as Communists, Congress etc., and supported by department of education of States of Bharatham and defame this holy country by hook or crook!

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Opinion
15/11/2017.
 1054.

All Members,
         Respected family members of this great holy Nation.

* Initially, Parents are responsible for the character of Children !
            ** Next,  Educational institutions, and Teachers are responsible !!
            ***Next, Society is responsible ( TV, MOVIES, etc., )
            **** Overall, State and Central Governments are responsible !!!
            ***** Politics & Political parties have no roll and  should be avoided!!!!

7. TRUE GUIDE OF THE SEEKER  : 9-87-97
Swami Sivananda.

 9. Great Love of Guru  - 87-97


87. Man as an individual, as an intellectual person has no power. He has not got the real knowledge. But real knowledge, real power, real happiness, manifest themselves in a person only when he has got into the touch with Guru who is in tune with the Supreme Being. 

88. Disciple must be humbler than the blade of grass. Then only Guru’s grace will descend upon him. 

89. When a disciple cannot meditate, when he does not know …

MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 28-21-5.

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11/11/2017

5. Doubt :-

Doubt is a great tormentor of mind. It has got a mental world of its own. It again and again troubles a man. There is no end for doubts. If one doubt is removed, another doubt stands ready to take its place. This is the trick of the mind. Cut the knot of doubts by the sword of wisdom. Know him who gets the doubts. No one doubts the doubter. If all doubts vanish through Brahma-Jnana, then the mind will be destroyed.

Thoughts of worry and thoughts of fear are fearful forces within us. They poison the very sources of life and destroy the harmony, the running efficiency, the vitality and vigour; while the opposite thoughts of cheerfulness, joy and courage heal, soothe, instead of irritating and immensely augment efficiency and multiply the mental power. Be always cheerful. Smile. Laugh.

Next : 6. Evil Vrittis Are Your Real Enemies-destroy Them :-

To be continued ...

Swami Sivananda

GURU-BHAKTI-YOGAM. Ch : 7-8 - 79 to 86.. Ref- Present day children / youth, not governed by Parents Teachers supervision, but overpowered by treacherous anti national, Student political wings of certain undesired political parties such as Communists, Congress etc., and supported by department of education of States of Bharatham and defame this holy country by hook or crook!

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Opinion
08/11/2017.
 1046.

All Members,
         Respected family members of this great holy Nation.

* Initially, Parents are responsible for the character of Children !
            ** Next,  Educational institutions, and Teachers are responsible !!
            ***Next, Society is responsible ( TV, MOVIES, etc., )
            **** Overall, State and Central Governments are responsible !!!
            ***** Politics & Political parties have no roll and  should be avoided!!!!

7. TRUE GUIDE OF THE SEEKER  : 9-80-86
Swami Sivananda.

 9. Great Love of Guru  - 80-86

80. Guru himself will impart all the Divine virtues to the disciple who completely surrenders at his Lotus-Feet. 

81. Those who cannot control their minds and practise meditation,—the only remedy for them is to develop Guru-Bhakti and service to Guru. 

82. Guru knows the difficulties and obstacles of the disciple because he is a Trikala Jnani. So pray to him silently. He will remove your obstacles. 

83. Darshan of Guru remo…

MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 28-21-4.

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03/11/2017

4.Fear-a Dire Disease -

Fear is a great human curse. It is a negative thought. It is your worst enemy. It assumes various forms, viz., fear of death, fear of disease, fear of public criticism, fear of losing your property or money, etc. Fear blights many lives, makes people unhappy and unsuccessful.

Some people can bravely face the shell or the shot on the battlefield. But they are afraid of public criticism and public opinion. Some can face a tiger fearlessly in the forest. But they are afraid of the surgeon's knife and bistoury. You should get rid of fear of all sorts.


The power of imagination in the mind intensifies fear. Fear is due to delusion or Moha, attachment to the gross and physical body on account of Avidya (ignorance). Attachment to the body (Moha, Dehadhyasa) is the cause of all fear. He who can throw off the physical sheath (Annamaya Kosha) either by Yoga or Jnana will be free from fear. He who has conquered fear, has conquered everything, has gained mas…

GURU-BHAKTI-YOGAM. Ch : 7-8 - 69 to 79.. Ref- Present day children / youth, not governed by Parents Teachers supervision, but overpowered by treacherous anti national, Student political wings of certain undesired political parties such as Communists, Congress etc., and supported by department of education of States of Bharatham and defame this holy country by hook or crook!

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Opinion
30/10/2017.
 1040.


All Members,
         Respected family members of this great holy Nation.

* Initially, Parents are responsible for the character of Children !
            ** Next,  Educational institutions, and Teachers are responsible !!
            ***Next, Society is responsible ( TV, MOVIES, etc., )
            **** Overall, State and Central Governments are responsible !!!
            ***** Politics & Political parties have no roll and  should be avoided!!!!

7. TRUE GUIDE OF THE SEEKER  : 8-69 to 79.
Swami Sivananda.



8. On Finding the Guru  : 69 to 79

69. Good things are always rare in this world. Musk, saffron, radium, sandal-wood, learned persons, virtuous persons, and philanthropists are rare. When such is the case what to speak of saints, Bhaktas, and Yogins, sages, seers, and Guru who is a realised one. 

70. If you do service of the Guru who is a realised one, the question of your salvation is solved. 

71. If you say that there are no good Mahatmas and precep…

MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 28-21-3.

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3. How To Destroy Jealousy  :

There are three ways of destroying jealousy:

(i) Mithya Drishti (Dosha Drishti): "The whole world with its enjoyments, wealth and luxury is quite illusory. What do I gain by being jealous of another?" When anyone thinks like this seriously several times daily, the Vritti of jealousy will slowly die. This Vritti is the root of all miseries. It is deep-rooted.

(ii) Bhratri Bhava (feeling of universal brotherhood). You are not jealous of your intimate friend or loving brother. In these cases, you have become one with your friend or brother. You feel inwardly that all that belong to them is yours. You will have to do this with everybody. You will have to love everybody as your brother or friend. Then you will have no Vritti of jealousy.

(iii) This is a developed stage: Repeat the formula 'I am the all,' 'I am all-in all.' Feel yourself everywhere. Think there is nothing save Atman, your own Self, everywhere. Jealousy will slowly van…