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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 : 28-21-2.

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18/05/2017.

21. Jealousy And Its Modifications  : 2.

1.

Taunting is to censure sarcastically. Teasing is to torment or irritate with jests. Sneering is to show contempt by the expression of the face, as by turning up the nose. Frowning is to wrinkle the brow as in anger. Mocking is to laugh at in ridicule, to mimic in ridicule. Ridiculing is to make a wit exposing one to laughter. It is derision or mockery. It is exposing one to merriment.

2.

A joke is a clever insult. You must avoid all these when you move with others, as they cause rupture between friends, heated feelings and a sense of hostility. Words must be soft and arguments hard; if words are hard, they will bring discord. A single harsh word will break the friendship of long years in a minute. Word or sound has got tremendous power. It is Sabda Brahman. It is Sakti.

3.

There is a world of difference between "Just comments" and Ninda (censure). "Just comments" is not Ninda. It is permissible. It is unavoid…

GURU-BHAKTI-YOGAM. Ch : 7-6 - 52 to 58.. 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 17/05/2017.  1035.
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  : 6-52 to 58. Swami Sivananda.
 6. God-Realisation through the Grace of Guru : 52 to 58.
52. God-realisation cannot be attained by discourse nor intelligence nor by profound study nor by charity or austerity. It can be realised by him who has got grace of Guru. 
53. Even a drop of Guru’s grace is quite sufficient to free oneself from the trammels of this Samsara. 
54. It is through the grace of Guru alone that an aspirant can stick to the spiritual path and can break all kinds of ties and attach…

MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 28-21-1.

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19/04/2017.

21. Jealousy And Its Modifications  : 1.

Jealousy is a form of continuous anger.

Irshya is a form of jealousy.

It is a form of hatred.

Blaming, accusing, mocking, ridiculing, unjust criticism, censure, caviling, vilifying, tale-bearing, backbiting, scandal mongering, faultfinding, complaining-all proceed from jealousy, either subtle or gross, a hatred of various sorts.

They all indicate lack of proper mental culture and meanness of the person.

They should be removed.

Swami Sivananda
To be continued ...


GURU-BHAKTI-YOGAM. Ch : 7-5 - 33 to 38.. 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
16/04/2017.
 1030.

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  : 5-39 to 51.
Swami Sivananda.

5. Guru—The Incarnate Divinity- 39 to 51.


39. Guru is the veritable God on earth and he is the true friend and reliable relative.

40. Disciple should prostrate before his Guru, saying to him “O Lord! O Lord! Have mercy on me who has taken shelter in thee. Protect me from the ocean of birth and death.”

41. He who worships the Feet of Guru who is divine, with disinterested devotion, directly attains His Grace.

42. The disciple cuts off, by means of m…

MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 28-18, 19, 20.

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15/04/2017.

18. Darpa, 19. Dambha, 20. falsehood, cheating, avarice and Trishna -

Darpa is vanity. It is vain display. It is vain show. The man is puffed up even though he actually does not possess anything. A man of pride actually possesses something. That is the difference between pride and vanity. Vanity is a form of exaggerated pride.

Hypocrisy (Dambha) is pretending to be what one is really not. It is feigning. It is concealment of one's true character. It is the opposite of Adambhitva of the Gita (XIII-7). A hypocrite pretends to be what he is really not, in order to extract money, honour, fame or something else from others.

Hypocrisy, falsehood, cheating, avarice and Trishna (avidity) are very closely related. They are members of one family. Hypocrisy is the offspring of avarice. Falsehood is the son of hypocrisy. Hypocrisy co-exists with falsehood. Trishna is the mother of hypocrisy. Hypocrisy cannot live even for a moment without falsehood, the son and avarice and Trishn…

GURU-BHAKTI-YOGAM. Ch : 7.4 - 33 to 38.. 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
08/04/2017.
 1025.

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  : 4-33 to 38.
4. Total Avoidance of Sex : 33 to 38.

33. An aspirant should not associate with the opposite sex or those who are fond of the opposite sex because the mind becomes agitated. When the mind becomes agitated he cannot serve his preceptor with faith and devotion.

34. Sadhana is of no avail if the disciple does not obey his Acharya.

35. The wise aspirant should avoid all sorts of bad company and should associate with the Guru and saints. Their company would make him unat…

MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 28.17.

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02/04/2017.

17. Pride :

Pride is a feeling of superiority over others. It is of nine kinds:

(i) physical pride (pride of possessing great physical strength),

(ii) intellectual pride (pride of great learning),

(iii) moral pride (pride of possessing great moral virtues),

(iv) psychic pride (pride of possessing great psychic powers or Siddhis),

(v) spiritual pride,

(vi) pride of noble birth,

(vii) pride of power, wealth and other possessions,

(viii) pride of being handsome and

(ix) Rajamada (pride of sovereignty).

All these varieties of pride should be completely overcome.

Get rid of pride through Viveka. Everything is Anitya. Why are you vainly puffed up with pride?

Arrogance is a form of pride. It is undue assumption of self-importance. It is claiming too much.

Swami Sivananda
To be continued ..