Meditation
and Calming the Mind –
Practical Morality
The Mind
The Mantra
 Pulsative
 Incantative
 Ideative
The Practice
The First Step
Calming the Conscious Mind
Calming the Conscious Mind
 To accelerate the development of mind

one will have to apply some higher
principles in one’s...
Principles of Yama
 Principles that guide my relationship

with others.
 Depend on an external entity.
Principles of Yama
 Not to inflict pain or hurt on anybody by

thought, word or action.
 Use of mind and words for welfa...
Yama Practice – how to
achieve
 Auto-suggestion (self-suggestion).
 Keeping good company.
 Apply opposite thoughts when...
Principles of Niyama
 Principles that guide my relationship

with myself.
 Depend on me, no external entity
required.
Principles of Niyama
 Cleanliness of the body and of the

mind.
 Contentment.
 To undergo physical hardship to attain
t...
Niyama Practice – how to achieve
 Mental

purity - kindliness towards all
creatures, charity, working for the
welfare of ...
Practicing Yama and Niyama
 In our daily life we make efforts to apply

the principles of Yama and Niyama.
 As a consequ...
Homework
 List practical ways of applying the

principles of Yama and Niyama in our
daily life.
Our Meditation Practice
 Mantra meditation with

Kevalam

Baba Nam
Baba Nam Kevalam
– meaning of the mantra
 All is the Supreme Consciousness
 Love is all there is
Let us meditate now
 Baba Nam Kevalam
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How to calm the mind with practising moral principles of Yama and Niyama - yogic code of ethics and for elevating mind.

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Calming the conscious mind - moral principles - yoga - Yama and Niyama

  1. 1. Meditation and Calming the Mind – Practical Morality
  2. 2. The Mind
  3. 3. The Mantra  Pulsative  Incantative  Ideative
  4. 4. The Practice
  5. 5. The First Step Calming the Conscious Mind
  6. 6. Calming the Conscious Mind  To accelerate the development of mind one will have to apply some higher principles in one’s life.  Moral principles.
  7. 7. Principles of Yama  Principles that guide my relationship with others.  Depend on an external entity.
  8. 8. Principles of Yama  Not to inflict pain or hurt on anybody by thought, word or action.  Use of mind and words for welfare.  Renounce the desire to acquire or retain the wealth of others – ‘nonstealing’.  To keep the mind always absorbed in Supreme Consciousness.  Live simply – non accumulation of superfluous things.
  9. 9. Yama Practice – how to achieve  Auto-suggestion (self-suggestion).  Keeping good company.  Apply opposite thoughts when negative propensities arise in our mind.  We have duty towards others, without expectation that others have a duty towards us.
  10. 10. Principles of Niyama  Principles that guide my relationship with myself.  Depend on me, no external entity required.
  11. 11. Principles of Niyama  Cleanliness of the body and of the mind.  Contentment.  To undergo physical hardship to attain the objective.  Deep learning - the study, with proper understanding, of scriptures and philosophical books.  Meditation on Supreme Consciousness.
  12. 12. Niyama Practice – how to achieve  Mental purity - kindliness towards all creatures, charity, working for the welfare of others.  Be cheerful always.  Doing service.
  13. 13. Practicing Yama and Niyama  In our daily life we make efforts to apply the principles of Yama and Niyama.  As a consequence our thoughts will be more balanced and harmonious.  Our actions will be guided by deeper thoughts and not only external stimulus.
  14. 14. Homework  List practical ways of applying the principles of Yama and Niyama in our daily life.
  15. 15. Our Meditation Practice  Mantra meditation with Kevalam Baba Nam
  16. 16. Baba Nam Kevalam – meaning of the mantra  All is the Supreme Consciousness  Love is all there is
  17. 17. Let us meditate now  Baba Nam Kevalam
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