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

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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.

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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  • 1. Meditation and Calming the Mind – Practical Morality
  • 2. The Mind
  • 3. The Mantra  Pulsative  Incantative  Ideative
  • 4. The Practice
  • 5. The First Step Calming the Conscious Mind
  • 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. Principles of Yama  Principles that guide my relationship with others.  Depend on an external entity.
  • 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. 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. Principles of Niyama  Principles that guide my relationship with myself.  Depend on me, no external entity required.
  • 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. Niyama Practice – how to achieve  Mental purity - kindliness towards all creatures, charity, working for the welfare of others.  Be cheerful always.  Doing service.
  • 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. Homework  List practical ways of applying the principles of Yama and Niyama in our daily life.
  • 15. Our Meditation Practice  Mantra meditation with Kevalam Baba Nam
  • 16. Baba Nam Kevalam – meaning of the mantra  All is the Supreme Consciousness  Love is all there is
  • 17. Let us meditate now  Baba Nam Kevalam

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