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  • 1. SPIRITUAL HELPLINE
  • 2. Are you happy or trying to be happy ? IF YES, THEN GOOD but are you always in the same state of mind through the day…….? NO you would think…..so who is your enemy preventing you from being happy always……..But do you know what is an enemy ?
  • 3. What is an enemy?
    • Anyone who’s mere presence makes us unhappy – direct cause
    • Any one who causes unhappiness to others which in turn effects us – indirect cause.
  • 4. Can you identify your source of direct or indirect unhappiness at present?
  • 5. Possible replies
    • I am always happy.
    • Well balanced, already knowingly or unknowingly on the spiritual path.
    • Have not introspected enough, are too frightened or may be feeling more secure with not having to facing reality - escapist.
  • 6. Possible replies
      • I am unhappy because of
        • Work environment
        • corruption, favouritism, labour problems, work pressure etc
        • Home environment
        • children, relatives, domestic help,
        • Financial Conditions
        • loans, increased expenses, increased standard of living
        • Social Conditions
        • crime, lawlessness, political instability
        • Ill health
  • 7.
    • These are EXTERNAL CAUSES OF unhappiness.
    • These account for only 5 to 10% of our total unhappiness
    85-90 % 5-10%
  • 8. Possible Replies
    • “ I” am the cause of my own unhappiness.
    • The INTERNAL Cause or
    • The ENEMY WITHIN.
    • Our Wrong Actions, Habits, Reactions and Thoughts
  • 9. Let us look at ourselves in different ways…
  • 10. I Q – Intelligence Quotient
    • Helps solve logical or strategic problems
  • 11. E Q – Emotional Quotient
    • Founded in the Mid 1990s by Daniel Goleman
    • This makes us aware of our feelings and that of others.
    • It gives empathy, motivation, compassion and an ability to respond skillfully to pleasure and pain
    • EQ is a basic requirement for the use of IQ . If the areas of our brain that feel are damaged, our ability to think effectively is diminished
  • 12. SQ - SPIRITUAL QUOTIENT
    • Authors Dana Zohar and Ian Marshall introduced a new dimension to human intelligence . Spiritual Quotient (or SQ ) is the ultimate intelligence,
    • allows us to place our actions and our lives in a higher and wider perspective
    • makes us review our lives
    • makes us decide what is right and what is wrong
    • helps us create
    • helps us heal
    • helps us change
  • 13. EIGHT SIGNS OF HIGH SQ
    • 1. Flexibility 2. Self-awareness 3. An ability to face and use suffering 4. The ability to be inspired by a vision 5. An ability to see connections between diverse things (thinking holistically) 6. A desire and capacity to cause as little harm as possible 7. A tendency to probe and ask fundamental questions 8. An ability to work against convention
  • 14. Importance of SQ
    • Computers have high IQ
    • Animals have High EQ
    • Only human beings have high SQ
    • The transformative power of SQ distinguishes it from IQ and EQ . SQ has little connection to formal religion. Atheists and humanists may have high SQ while someone actively religious may not. "The awakening of our spiritual intelligence may be a time of great joy and meaning," says Anita Pandey, who frequents personal growth programs. "Suddenly I had a feeling of being in control. Earlier things happened to me. Now I am more aware. Also, I have actually started living those values I had heard about—like acceptance and unconditional love."
  • 15. OUR COMPOSITION Soul The 5 senses, mind and intellect
  • 16. HOW TO INCREASE OUR SQ TO HAVE A WELL BALANCED PERSONALITY Searching Inwardly vs. Outwardly Outwardly
  • 17. Searching Inwardly vs. Outwardly Soul Adhyatma –pertaining to the soul ‘ Atman’ Inwardly
  • 18. Conscious Mind (10%) Sub-Conscious Mind (90%) 5 Subtle Sense Organs Like and Dislike Centre Instinct and Desire Centre Give & Take Account Centre Talents Centre Temperament Centre Intelligence Centre 5 Subtle Motor Organs Centres in the Mind
  • 19. Source of an Action Action Basic Nature Thought
  • 20. Six foes or ‘ Shadripus’
            • Anger
            • Attachment
            • Greed
            • Passion
            • Pride
            • Envy
  • 21. Other personality defects
    • Worrying nature
    • Laziness
    • Perfectionist
    • Expectations
    • Daydreaming
    • Competitiveness
    • Prejudices and biases
    • Forgetfulness
  • 22. How do these centers in our subconscious mind grow?
    • Through several lifetimes or births
    • Increase with repeated action
  • 23. Ill effects
    • Strained relationships with family members, friends, co workers, etc.
    • Leads to stress which is a slow killer and leads to diseases like strokes, high BP, diabetes, anorexia, insomnia, skin disorders, heart attacks, mental illnesses etc.
  • 24. How do we combat this enemy ?
    • Chanting or repeating God’s name as per the religion you are born in.
    • Women have the added capacity to multitask and therefore chanting comes easier to them
  • 25. Conscious Mind (10%) Sub-Conscious Mind (90%) Impressions in the mind Devotion Centre Devotion center develops
  • 26. Effects of Chanting
  • 27.
    • Psychological Benefits
    • Decreases negative thoughts.
    • Increase in concentration.
    • Reduce Psychosomatic illness.
    • Spiritual Benefits
    • Develop faith and devotion.
    • Internal purification.
    • Grace of Deities.
    • Resolving worldly / spiritual problem.
    Chanting
  • 28. Spiritual practice – 1. Chanting according to religion of birth SOME IMPORTANT POINTS ON CHANTING Any time and any place Increase quantity of chanting Be regular with your chanting Chant in whichever way you are comfortable with
  • 29. Spiritual practice – 1. Chanting according to religion of birth Buddhist Om Manipadme hum, Namo Buddhaya Christian Roman Catholic: Hail Mary Anglican and other Christian denominations: Hail Jesus The family deity’s Name or if one does not know the family deity then one needs to chant Shri Kuldevtayai namaha. Method of repeating (chanting) the family deity’s Name: Shri should prefix the Name of the family deity, the Name that follows should be in dative case (chaturthi pratyay) and should conclude with namaha. Hindu
  • 30.
    • For instance, if the family deity is
    • Ganesh then ‘Shri Ganeshaya namaha
    • Bhavani, then ‘Shri Bhavanimatayai namaha or Shri Bhavanidevyai namaha
    Spiritual practice – 1. Chanting according to religion of birth
  • 31. Spiritual practice – 1. Chanting according to religion of birth Islam Ya Allah, Allah hu Akbar, Rahim etc. Jain Navakar Mantra (Om Namo Arihantanam) Jehovah, Yahweh, Adonai or one of the many Names of God as per Judaism Jew Sikh Vahe Guru, Shri Vahe Guru, Sukhmani Saheb, Japaji Saheb Zoroastrian : There are 101 Names. The seeker is asked to chant the Name corresponding to the number obtained in meditation. Spiritual practice – 1. Chanting according to religion of birth
  • 32. Spiritual practice – 2. Chanting for protection against ancestral problems Name of chant : Sri Gurudev Datta
    • Quantity: We recommend you chant the name for atleast 60 minutes.
    • According to your convenience: You may do this in one session or in many separate sessions.
  • 33.
      • When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you
            • African proverb