Know Who You Are Am I This Body ? Am I This Hair ? Am I This Hand ? Am I This Nose? Am I This Coat ? Who Am I? It Is Easy To Point To Your Eye Or Nose, But Can You Point Yourself ??? Before You Know Your Mind
In the early years of 20 th century, a scientist analyzed the constituents of the human body.
ARE YOU A BAG OF FLESH WORTH Rs. 110 /- ? You Must Be Somebody Certainly Much Superior To The Filthy Flesh, Bones, Mucus And Stool CALCIUM IRON PHOSPHORUS WATER CONTENT OTHER SUBSTANCES
Are we just a bag of Rs.110/- worth chemicals ?
dehino ’smin yathä dehe kaumäraà yauvanaà jarä tathä dehäntara-präptir dhéras tatra na muhyati Bhagavad - gétä 2.13
Car Cannot Budge One Inch Without The Driver; The Body Cannot Do Any Function WITHOUT THE DRIVER I.E. Soul Mouth To Speak Eyes To See Heart To Pump Blood Hands & Legs To Move Horn To Sound Headlights To See Radiator To Supply Water Four Wheels To Move Driver Of The Car You Are Not The Car, You Are The
GOD’S ENERGIES Inferior Material Energy Superior Spiritual Energy Gross Elements 1. Earth 2. Water 3. Fire 4. Air 5. Ether Subtle Elements 1. Mind 2. Intelligence 3. False Ego Spiritual Body (Soul) 1. SAT (eternal) 2. CIT (full of knowledge) 3. ANANDA (full of bliss)
Mechanism Of The Mind I ntelligence The Decision Maker EYES SKIN TONGUE EARS NOSE THE SENSES Mind Storehouse Of Thoughts, Unfulfilled Desires, Previous Experiences
CHARIOT OF THE BODY 5 SENSES MIND INTELLIGENCE SOUL
NATURE OF THE MIND IT IS YOUR BEST FRIEND IF IT IS UNCONTROLLED IT WILL BE YOUR GREATEST ENEMY IF IT IS CONTROLLED
bandhur ätmätmanas tasya yenätmaivätmanä jitaù anätmanas tu çatrutve vartetätmaiva çatru-vat Lord Krishna in Bhagavad-Gita 6.6
“ For him who has conquered the mind, the mind is the best of friends; but for one who has failed to do so, his mind will remain the greatest enemy.”
Can The Mind Be Our Friend? MIND IS COMPARED TO A KNIFE. In A Surgeon’s Hand : It Can Save Life ! In A Miscreant’s Hand: He Can Kill With It !! Is The Knife Good Or Bad ?
Disturbed Senses, Fickle Mind & Lusty Intelligence MADNESS DEPRESSION DANGEROUS DISEASES STRESS HYPERTENSION DAMAGE TO ONESELF, FAMILY AND SOCIETY WEAKENED DETERMINATION LACK OF CONFIDENCE LOSS OF TRUST Uncontrolled Mind: What It Can Do To You
DISTURBED SENSES, FICKLE MIND & LUSTY INTELLIGENCE SUICIDE LIQUOR CIGARETTE PROSTITUTES BREAKING TVS BURNING HOUSES PICKING QUARRELS RAPE MURDER Result Of Action With Uncontrolled Mind
Techniques for Mind Control Step 1 Do not allow the senses to wander stray in any direction they want. Withdraw them from wrong engagements.
Engage the senses and the mind in topics of God. Step 2 Techniques for Mind Control
Understand the meaning of life by reading thought provoking books like Bhagavad-gita. Step 3 Techniques for Mind Control
Associate with devotees. Step 4 Techniques for Mind Control
Make best use of opportunities for good association. Step 5 Techniques for Mind Control
Purify senses by <ul><li>Hearing bhajans, kirtans & devotional songs. </li></ul><ul><li>Visiting temple and having darshan of Deities. </li></ul>
Purify senses by <ul><li>Honoring and relishing Krishna Prasadam. </li></ul><ul><li>Chanting Lord Krishna’s Holy Names. </li></ul>
Even if the mind is diverted, it will be forced to concentrate on the sound vibration “Krsna.” The recommended method for controlling the mind is loudly chanting and hearing Hare Krsna maha-mantra. It isn’t necessary to withdraw the mind from everything; it will automatically be withdrawn, because it will be concentrated on the sound vibration.
BENEFITS OF CONTROLLED MIND Purified Senses Cool Mind Clear Intelligence Peace Better Concentration & Memory More Efficient Winner
CHANT ... HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE HARE RAMA HARE RAMA RAMA RAMA HARE HARE AND BE HAPPY!!
What do the major religions say about chanting the holy names of Lord?
Christianity <ul><li>Christ glorified the </li></ul><ul><li>Lord’s holy name by </li></ul><ul><li>saying “Our Father </li></ul><ul><li>who art in Heaven, </li></ul><ul><li>hallowed be Thy </li></ul><ul><li>Name” </li></ul>
Sikhism <ul><li>Guru Nanak </li></ul><ul><li>prayed “In the </li></ul><ul><li>ambrosial hours of </li></ul><ul><li>the morning I </li></ul><ul><li>meditate on the </li></ul><ul><li>grace of the true </li></ul><ul><li>name” </li></ul>
Islam <ul><li>Muslims </li></ul><ul><li>repeatedly chant </li></ul><ul><li>the sacred name of </li></ul><ul><li>God - “Allah” </li></ul>
Buddhism <ul><li>Buddhists also </li></ul><ul><li>practice repetition </li></ul><ul><li>of the name of </li></ul><ul><li>Lord Buddha </li></ul><ul><li>(namu amida butsu) </li></ul>
Sanätana dharma <ul><li>It also </li></ul><ul><li>recommends </li></ul><ul><li>repetition of the </li></ul><ul><li>holy names of the </li></ul><ul><li>Lord, in form of </li></ul><ul><li>mantra </li></ul>
“ Everything started happening for me when I began chanting Hare Krishna.” Jean Claude Halliche Youngest Director of 3M Inc. - France (29 year old)
“ Chanting Hare Krishna has made a tremendous impact in my life.” Albert Brush Ford Owner - Ford Motors
“ I've been chanting Hare Krishna for many years, and I've never found anything more pleasurable. N.D. Desai Leading Indian Industrialist (Apar Limited, GE Apar Lighting, CEMA Tubes, Apar Infotech)
“ C hanting Hare Krishna has helped me face all the ups and downs in my life with a great confidence and peace of mind. ” Hrishikesh Mafatlal CEO - Mafatlal Fabrics
“ Chanting helped me give up bad habits. It changed my vision of things.” Anne Schaufuss Dutch Model
“ By starting to chant Hare Krishna, I feel tremendous happiness.” Vicki Overton leading European Model
Marco Ferrini Italy’s top furniture designer “ Chanting makes me feel close to God.”
“ Mahä-mantra significantly reduces stress, depression, & the mode of ignorance and considerably increases mode of goodness.” David Wolf Master of Social Service Program at Florida State University Researcher for studying the effects of chanting Hare Krishna Mahä-mantra.
“ When I am stressed out, I chant. It’s one thing which charges my batteries. It clears my mind and brings me back in focus.” Paul Bleier Printing Executive
“ Chanting makes me more perceptive, more in harmony with everything and everyone around me.” Jane Lahner Jewelry Designer
“ Chanting Hare Krishna and reading authorized books on Krishna Consciousness has brought me great peace.” Ramesh Lal Toronto Health Spa proprietor