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ETHICAL TEACHINGS : To, EVERY STUDENT ( BOY AND GIRL ) OF BHARATHAM :2-9.

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Opinion

29/02/2016.

265.

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Sub : ETHICAL TEACHINGS - To,  EVERY STUDENT  (  BOY AND GIRL ) OF BHARATHAM : 2-9.

Who Is Ever Seeking Happiness, For Happiness Is Attainable Only Through A Life of Virtue and Goodness!
Swami Sivananda.

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WHAT IS ETHICS?

2. Foundation of Ethics : 9.

9. Self-realisation, The Ultimate Meaning of Ethics-



A person should finally renounce everything, without losing his vigour, finding that the whole world is not better than a dry straw, and eager to find out the essence behind all things. Of all Dharmas or ethics, the knowledge of the Self is most precious, because through that, one attains Immortality. Wishing to enter the regions of…

MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 21.2&3.

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Chapter-21. Desires - 2&3..

2. Why Do Desires Arise? &

Why do desires arise in the mind?

On account of Ananda-Abhava (absence of Ananda or spiritual bliss).

The cause for desire is the existence of objects outside.

Curiosity becomes a desire in the mind.

Interest and feeling precede a desire.

Hope and expectation fatten the desire.


3. Vikshepa-the Very Nature Of Mind -


Just as heat is inseparable from fire, Vikshepa or the tossing of the mind is inseparable from the mind.

It troubles the Sadhakas a lot.

It destroys all of a sudden the determinations of strong-willed persons also.

The mind ceases to exist if it is destitute of this oscillation.

This fluctuating mind alone creates the universe.

Even Mala (impurity) can be removed easily.

It demands strenuous efforts for a protracted time on the part of the Sadhaka to remove this Vikshepa.

The undaunted Uddalaka suffered a lot from this distracting Vikshepa when he tried to enter into Nirvikalpa state.

Raja Bhartrihari underwent…

ETHICAL TEACHINGS : To, EVERY STUDENT ( BOY AND GIRL ) OF BHARATHAM :2-8.

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Opinion

28/02/2016.

262.

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Sub : ETHICAL TEACHINGS - To,  EVERY STUDENT  (  BOY AND GIRL ) OF BHARATHAM : 2-8.

Who Is Ever Seeking Happiness, For Happiness Is Attainable Only Through A Life of Virtue and Goodness!
Swami Sivananda.

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WHAT IS ETHICS?

2. Foundation of Ethics : 8.

8. Ethical Culture -


Ethical culture will result in ethical perfection. An ethical man is more powerful than an intellectual man. Ethical culture brings in various sorts of Siddhis or occult powers. If you study Yoga Sutras you will find a clear description of the powers that manifest by observance of the practices of Ahimsa, Satyam, Asteya, Brahmacharya and Aparigraha. The nine Riddhi…

MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 21.1.

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Chapter-21. Desires - 1.

"Sweep out the sphere of your mind :- Make a place for Loved One to sit.

Dust out all thoughts of this world - So that His throne may be fit.

A million desires engulf you, A million ambitions and aims : - How can you make room for His Presence Unless they

vacate His domain?"


1. What Is Desire?

Desire is a mode of the emotive mind.

It has got a power of externalising the mind.

Desire is the fuel; thought is the fire.

The thought-fire is kept up by the desire-fuel.

If you withdraw the supply of fuel, the fire will be withdrawn into its womb.

If you stop thinking by cutting off desires, the mind will be withdrawn into Brahmam.


It is only when the mind, being divested of all its desires, is indifferent to pleasures and pains and is not attracted by any object that it will be rendered pure, free from the grip of the great delusion like a bird freed from its cage and roaming freely in the Akasa.


Desire, thought and Ahankara form one vicious circle.

If you…

ETHICAL TEACHINGS : To, EVERY STUDENT ( BOY AND GIRL ) OF BHARATHAM :2-7.

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Opinion

27/02/2016.

259.

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Sub : ETHICAL TEACHINGS - To,  EVERY STUDENT  (  BOY AND GIRL ) OF BHARATHAM : 2-7.

Who Is Ever Seeking Happiness, For Happiness Is Attainable Only Through A Life of Virtue and Goodness!
Swami Sivananda.

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WHAT IS ETHICS?

2. Foundation of Ethics : 7.

7. Ethics: Eastern and Western


1. Western ethics is superficial.

It is surface ethics.

It treats a little of "good and evil," "right and wrong" conduct and behaviour.


2. Eastern ethics is profound.

The whole Sanatana Dharma is built upon ethics.

Yoga and Vedanta are based on ethics.

No salvation is possible without ethical perfection.


3. Western ethics does not suf…

MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 20.7.

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Chapter 20 Vasanas :7.

7. The Meaning Of Moksha

The illusory Samsaric Vasanas that have arisen through the practice of many hundreds of lives never perish except through the practice of Yoga for a long time.
Therefore, O Aspirants! After having put away at a distance the desire of enjoyment by discriminative efforts, practise the state of mind absolutely devoid of Vasana.


Moksha does not mean physical separation from all worldly affairs, but only a state of mind bereft of all impure Vasanas or clinging to worldly things, but yet working as usual amidst them.

You must realise God in and through the world.

This is the central teaching of the Gita.

"But the disciplined (lower) self, moving among sense-objects with senses free from attraction and repulsion and mastered by the higher Self, goeth to Peace" (Gita. II-64).

This is the central teaching of Yoga Vasishtha also.


There is no Vasana in Brahman.

Complete annihilation of the Vasanas takes place only in Nirvikalpa Samadhi.

ETHICAL TEACHINGS : To, EVERY STUDENT ( BOY AND GIRL ) OF BHARATHAM :2-5 & 6.

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Opinion

26/02/2016.

256.

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Sub : ETHICAL TEACHINGS - To,  EVERY STUDENT  (  BOY AND GIRL ) OF BHARATHAM : 2-5&6.
Who Is Ever Seeking Happiness, For Happiness Is Attainable Only Through A Life of Virtue and Goodness!
Swami Sivananda.

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WHAT IS ETHICS?

2. Foundation of Ethics : 5 & 6.

5. Right Conduct :

Abstinence from injury in thought, word and deed, mercy to all creatures, charity, control of anger, freedom from malice and pride, restraint of senses, and to follow the teachings of Sastras and Brahmanas, constitute the praiseworthy behaviour.

That act or exertion which does not do good to others, or that act for which one has to feel shame, should n…

MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 20.6.

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Chapter 20 Vasanas :6.

6 Conquest of Ahankara-

If you destroy egoism (Ahankara, this false little 'I') and control the Indriyas (the senses), the Vasanas will die by themselves.

The root cause for all troubles is Ahankara.

Just as the dependants of a family hang upon the chief of the house- the father-similarly, all Vasanas, Trishnas, Kamanas, etc., hang upon Ahankara, the chief of this house-body.


Constantly generate from the Sattvic mind-battery the Akhanda electric current 'Aham Brahmasmi'-Vritti (Brahmakara Vritti).

That is the potent antidote. Keep it safe in the pocket; smell it when an apoplectic attack of the Ahankaric false 'I' idea overcomes you.

It is only when you eradicate the painful Ahankara of the mind and conquer the foes of organs (Indriyas) that the ever-waking Vasanas will subside.

Next : 7. The Meaning Of Moksha

Swami Sivananda
To be continued  ....


ETHICAL TEACHINGS : To, EVERY STUDENT ( BOY AND GIRL ) OF BHARATHAM : 2.4.

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Opinion

25/02/2016.

249.

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Who Is Ever Seeking Happiness, For Happiness Is Attainable Only Through A Life of Virtue and Goodness!
Swami Sivananda.

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WHAT IS ETHICS?

2. Foundation of Ethics : 4.

4. A Query on Dharma

An aspirant went to Vedavyasa and said, :

"O Maharshi, Avatara of Vishnu, I am in a dilemma.

I cannot properly comprehend the right significance of the term ‘Dharma.’ Some say that it is right conduct.

Others say, that which leads to Nisreyasa (Moksha) and Abhyudaya (happiness) is Dharma.

While some others remark ‘Anything, any action that takes you to the goal …

MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 20.5.4.

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Chapter 20 Vasanas :5.4.

5. How To Destroy Vasanas.4.

 4. Vichara and Brahma-Bhavana -

The wise know that the mind associated with Vasana tends to bondage while the mind absolutely free from Vasana is said to be an emancipated one.

Just as a lion that is shut up in a cage emerges out by breaking the bars of the cage, so also a Jnani comes out of this cage of physical body victoriously by breaking or by destroying the Vasanas of the mind through constant Vichara (Atmic enquiry), constant Nididhyasana (profound and constant meditation on 'OM' and its meaning) and Brahma-Bhavana.

The more you attenuate your Vasanas by Svarupa-Bhavana or the Brahma-Bhavana, the happier you will become.

In proportion to the thinning of the Vasanas, the mind also is proportionately thinned out.

Mind is nothing but a bundle of Vasanas.

Mind is no other than the Vasanas which generate an endless series of rebirths.

The true nature of the mind is the Vasanas.

The two are synonymous.

Next : 6. Conquest…

ETHICAL TEACHINGS : To, EVERY STUDENT ( BOY AND GIRL ) OF BHARATHAM : 3.

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Opinion

24/02/2016.

245.

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WHAT IS ETHICS?

2. Foundation of Ethics : 3.


3. Dharma -

Etymologically, Dharma means ‘that which upholds’ this world or the people of this world, or the whole creation from microcosm to the macrocosm. It is the Eternal Divine Law of the Supreme Lord. The whole creation is held together by the all-powerful Law of God. Practice of Dharma, therefore, means to recognise these laws and abide by them.

That which leads to the goal is Dha…

MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 20.5.3.

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Chapter 20 Vasanas :5.3.

5. How To Destroy Vasanas.3.

3. Svadhyaya and Meditation

Increase your Sastra-Vasana in the beginning.

Occupy your mind with the study of standard philosophical books.

Thereby you can decrease your Deha-Vasana (thought of the body) and Loka-Vasana (desire for name and fame, Kirti, Pratishtha, etc). Later on, you will have to give up Sastra-Vasana also.

You must entirely devote all your time and energy in meditation and meditation alone.

Vasana-Kshaya (destruction of Vasanas) is caused through well-conducted deliberation (Vichara), Brahma-Dhyana, Vairagya and Tyaga.

Next : 4. Vichara and Brahma-Bhavana -

Swami Sivananda
To be continued  ....



ETHICAL TEACHINGS : To, EVERY STUDENT ( BOY AND GIRL ) OF BHARATHAM : 2.

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Opinion

23/02/2016.

242.

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Who Is Ever Seeking Happiness, For Happiness Is Attainable Only Through A Life of Virtue and Goodness!
Swami Sivananda.

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WHAT IS ETHICS?

2. Foundation of Ethics :


1. Ahimsa, Satyam, Brahmacharya are the very foundation of ethics, Yoga and Vedanta. Practice of these three virtues is a Maha Vrata or great universal vow, for the whole mankind. These are Samanya or Sadachara Dharma (common duty) of men. The practice of these cardinal virtues purifies the heart and steadies the mind, and prepares the Antahkarana for the reception of the transcendental lig…

MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 20.5.2.

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Chapter 20 Vasanas :5.2.

5. How To Destroy Vasanas.2.

2.Dama :

The attack should commence from outside also. Bahyavritti-Nigraha should be done through Dama (restraint of the Indriyas).

You must not allow sense-vibrations to enter from outside into the mind through the avenues of Indriyas.

This is also necessary. Sama alone is not sufficient. The senses must be rendered blunt by Dama.

The Vasana for sweets, for instance, should be destroyed by Sama through Vasana-Tyaga, by crushing the Vasanas within as soon as a desire arises; and the Bahyavritti, which arises by the sight of sweetmeat should be destroyed by withdrawing the eyes from the same when you move about the bazaar and by giving up taking sugar.

Dama supplements Sama in the control of mind. Dama is an auxiliary for the complete eradication of Vasanas.


If you give up an old habit of taking tea, you have controlled to a certain extent the sense of taste. You have destroyed one Vasana.

This will give you some peace, because the…

ETHICAL TEACHINGS : To, EVERY STUDENT ( BOY AND GIRL ) OF BHARATHAM : 1.

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Opinion

22/02/2016.

238.

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WHAT IS ETHICS?

1. Ethical Science :

Ethics is the science of conduct. Ethics is the study of what is right or good in conduct. Ethical science shows the way in which human beings behave towards each other as well as towards other creatures. It contains systematised principles on which a man should act. Without ethics you cannot have any progress in the spiritual path. Ethics is the foundation of Yoga, the corner-stone of Vedanta and the str…

MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 20.5.1.

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Chapter 20 Vasanas :5.1.

5. How To Destroy Vasanas.1.

1. Sama :

Vijnanamaya Kosa serves as a great fortress for the aspirant.

From there he can attack the Vasanas when they try to emerge from the seed-body (Karana Sarira) into the mind.

Through the practice of Sama, the aspirant should destroy the Vasanas one by one with the help of Vijnanamaya Kosa (Buddhi).

He should crush them as soon as they try to raise their heads on the surface of the mind-lake.

He must not allow them to sprout forth.

This is Vasana-Tyaga.

This attack or fight is from inside.


When a Vasana or Sankalpa arises in the mind, the mind gives a push to the Antar-Indriya.

From the Antar-Indriyas, this push is communicated to the Bahyakaranas (external instruments) such as hands, legs, eyes, ears, etc.

The practice of Sama stops this very push which is the root cause of motion of all the Indriyas and Karanas.


Sama is peace of mind produced by the eradication of the Vasanas (Vasana-Tyaga).

The Antahkarana of a man who p…

Present indiscipline activities in the Educational institutions, with the proxy support of undesired political parties such as Communists and Congress :-5.

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Opinion

 21/02/2016.

 233.

Sub :  NATIONAL CODE OF CONDUCT FOR THE CITIZENS OF INDIA  
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"NATIONAL CODE OF CONDUCT FOR THE CITIZENS OF INDIA"  




1. Patriotism: - Our Motherland should be our first and highest consideration. Welfare of the nation is our own welfare. Therefore, let us willingly be ready to offer up even our own life for our country. Let us inculcate in our children and members of our family love for our country, the spirit of patriotism and service to our country and our fellow citizens.





2. Duty: - Our first and foremost duty is to God and to Righteousness. Leading a righteous life is the best and m…

MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 20.4.

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Chapter 20 Vasanas :4.

4. Eradication, Not Suppression, The Proper Remedy

A Vasana may be suppressed for the time being by an aspirant.

But it again manifests with redoubled force when a suitable opportunity arises.

Like a minister obeying the king, the five organs of the body act in accordance with the dictates of the mind.

Therefore, you should through your own pure mind and proper efforts eradicate the Vasanas for objects.

You should rend asunder, the long rope of Vasanas tied to the vessels of man, whirled on the ocean of Samsara, through enormous efforts on your part.

Vasanas should be thoroughly eradicated.

If these Vasanas are destroyed by Vichara (enquiry of Atman) and discrimination, the mind which is ever restless will get quiescence like a gheeless lamp.

Next :  5. How To Destroy Vasanas
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Swami Sivananda
To be continued  ....