LET US REMIND OURSELVES OF WHAT ALL WE DID SINCE WE GOT OFF THE BED YESTERDAY MORNING !
“ We are in the phase of tremendous growth of knowledge , rapid social change, and technical innovations . For many people, the pace of change is too fast , resulting in stress” - Toffler in “Future Shock”
Neglect caring for your diet ? Get angry easily ? Seek unrealistic goals ? Behave rudely ? Complain that you are disorganized ? SELF APPRAISAL Lack of concentration ? Neglect to exercise ? Have few close friends ? Get too little rest ? Fed up with the system ?
Use sleeping pills & tranquilizers without doctor’s advise ? Feeling of insecurity ? Put things off until later ? Fail to put relaxation time into your day ? Short memory ? Race through the day ? SELF APPRAISAL Fail to get a break from noise & crowds ? Ignore symptoms that you are in stress ? Keep many things inside - don’t discuss with others ? Flickering mind ?
SELF APPRAISAL 1 - 4 Few stresses in life, but ensure you are not trying too hard to avoid problems (& in turn challenges) 5 - 8 Life in good control, work on choices & habits that could be causing some concern, guard for future 9 - 12 Approaching danger zone, may well be suffering stress related health problems & strained relations - think carefully and take relaxation breaks > 12 Emergency, stop now, re-think how you are living, change your attitudes, ACT NOW
HOW MANY SUFFER ? Year - 1983 Feeling of “great stress” once a week 75 % Feeling of “great stress” twice a week 33 % About - STRESS Feeling of “great stress” weekly basis 55 % <ul><li>the “epidemic of the eighties” </li></ul><ul><li>leading health problem </li></ul>Magazine - TIME What - How many -
HOW MANY SUFFER ? Year - 2003 About - HIGH BP 35 % Publication - THE TIMES OF INDIA How many - Who - SCHOOL STUDENTS
BARE FACTS <ul><li>US & Japan, most scientifically & </li></ul><ul><li>technologically advanced , show the </li></ul><ul><li>highest suicide rates amongst the young </li></ul><ul><li>and rich citizens </li></ul><ul><li>The divorce rate in America is more </li></ul><ul><li>than 75% in the first three years of </li></ul><ul><li>marriage </li></ul><ul><li>More and more people (especially of the </li></ul><ul><li>higher income groups) are forced to </li></ul><ul><li>take sleeping pills in order to sleep at </li></ul><ul><li>night </li></ul>
WE ALL ARE STRESSED !!!!! Individual Stress leads to Social Stress
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 I Am Not The Car, I Am The
HOW TO CONTROL THE MIND Redefining the Basics 1 Understanding the mind 2 Contact with Super-Consciousness 3
AMIT &PUNIT Punit Mehra was an Executive in an Auto MNC. He was very jovial and highly popular as friendly with all. He with another colleague of his, Amit Kapoor worked on a self initiated project. They prepared a Special Edition model to be launched in the Festival season to generate excitement in the market. The Sales Regional Managers, the Sales Director were all happy to see the new model and requested for an early launch. Both Amit and Punit pressed the Project accelerator pedal. The Vendors were sounded, Logistics was tied up and all was set for launch within 1 week. 4 days before the launch, there was a Dealer – Manufacturer Meeting to discuss some Sales issues. It was decided that this Special Edition be shown to the Dealers to boost their confidence. While most dealers liked the concept, Mr.Anil, one of the very strong dealers, rejected the Special Edition outright and even ridiculed Amit and Punit for having conceived such an idea ! The Management developed doubts about success and immediately withdrew support from the Project.
Amit and Punit were shocked. Punit went back home – a frustrated man. He grabbed the whisky bottle for solace and drank a lot over the weekend. He tried his best to help his 10 year old son in his school assignment but his mind would not let him work with concentration. He decided to put in his papers next week and called up Amit to reveal his thoughts to him. Amit heard him out patiently and resumed his weekend spiritual activities. Nothing seemed to have changed for Amit between the last Sunday and this Sunday. Punit did not feel like going to office on Monday morning. He felt discouraged to initiate any new projects. Amit, on the other hand, was his usual bright self. Later when the new year started, Amit got a Promotion while Punit had to make do with an accelerated increment. He felt cheated – he had always been totally committed to whatever he did, more than anyone else. But here was Amit, a person who undoubtedly was also good at work but not as committed and attached to his work as Punit, getting a reward which Punit could not get.
Describe your feelings for Punit. Why do you think Amit got rated better ? What was the basic difference between the two of them ??
TECHNIQUES FOR MIND CONTROL Step 1 Do not allow the senses to wander stray in any direction they want. Withdraw them from negative engagements.
Engage the senses and mind positively Step 2 TECHNIQUES FOR MIND CONTROL
Enhance Intelligence (Acquire Spiritual Knowledge) Step 3 TECHNIQUES FOR MIND CONTROL
Step 4 TECHNIQUES FOR MIND CONTROL React cautiously and patiently Identify the Doer first ……
Seek good association & Eat more Satvic Food Step 5 TECHNIQUES FOR MIND CONTROL
Self Nourishment Step 6 TECHNIQUES FOR MIND CONTROL
If someone takes good care of the cage by polishing it very carefully and keeping it clean but ignores the needs of the resident parrot, then the whole purpose of keeping the parrot in the cage is defeated. SELF NOURISHMENT BODY SOUL
NOURISHMENT FOR THE SOUL Soul is subtle Food needs to be subtler
<ul><li>Youth disgusted ! </li></ul><ul><li>Took to illicit means !! </li></ul><ul><li>Many came forth for help !!! </li></ul><ul><li>Rehabilitation centres </li></ul><ul><li>Reform houses </li></ul><ul><li>Missionaries </li></ul><ul><li>Yoga societies </li></ul>1965 Vietnam War ALL GAVE UP !!!
And then came a sole warrior Helped them establish contact with Super consciousness Mantra meditation BY
RECAPITULATION Understanding Self - I AM NOT THIS BODY Enhancement of Intelligence - CULTIVATE TRANSCENDENTAL KNOWLEDGE Mind Control by Nourishment for Soul - TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION OF MAHAMANTRA Understanding Functioning of MIND
You can also chant Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare and control your Destiny