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Mindfriend

  1. 1. <ul><li>Befriending the Mind </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding the Mind </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Its Role </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Its own Character </li></ul></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Horse Riding, Archery & Meditation In Krishna Consciousness The Big Picture ( sādhana : leading straight to a goal , guiding well)
  3. 3. “ And whoever, at the time of death, quits his body, remembering Me alone, at once attains My nature. Of this there is no doubt. ” The Target: Complete Meditation at the Time of Death The Bhagavad Gita 8.5 anta-kale ca mam eva smaran muktva kalevaram yah prayati sa mad-bhavam yati nasty atra samsayah
  4. 4. “ Whatever state of being one remembers when he quits his body, that state he will attain without fail. Missing the mark: Transmigration of the Soul The Bhagavad Gita 8.6 yam yam vapi smaran bhavam tyajaty ante kalevaram tam tam evaiti kaunteya sada tad-bhava-bhavitah
  5. 5. “ For him who has conquered the mind, the mind is the best of friends; but for one who has failed to do so, his very mind will be the greatest enemy. ” The Means of Support: Befriending the Mind The Bhagavad Gita 6.6 bandhur atmatmanas tasya yenatmaivatmana jitah anatmanas tu satrutve vartetatmaiva satru-vat
  6. 6. Intoxicated Or Untrained Animal Live life in “ Rodeo Consciousness” Mind is like a Horse
  7. 7. Sober, Trained Mind Greater maturity, more focus in life. To this, add Transcendental Knowledge. Mind is like a Horse
  8. 8. “ In this world, there is nothing so sublime and pure as transcendental knowledge. Such knowledge is the mature fruit of all mysticism… ” Transcendental Knowledge The Bhagavad Gita 4.38
  9. 9. Basics of Vedic psychology Buddhi (Higher Mind / Intelligence) Decide, judge, and make cognitive discriminations and differentiations. Gateway to Inner Wisdom. Citta (Deep subconsious Memory) Stores latent impressions and experiences. Produces random thought patterns when idle. Manas (Lower Mind) Interface between external sense perception and Intelligence. Questioning and doubting nature – becomes dangerous when the Intelligence is Clouded The “Internal Factory” (antah-karana)
  10. 10. CONDITIONED SOUL: Ourselves FULCRUM: Mind SPIRITUAL INSTRUCTION: from the Great Teachers Mind as an instrument of acquiring Transcendental Knowledge
  11. 11. Mind Soul in a covered condition Fixed in Firm Faith & Determination Mind as an instrument of acquiring Transcendental Knowledge
  12. 12. Mind Soul in a covered condition Fixed in Firm Faith & Determination Hearing Spiritual Instructions Mind as an instrument of acquiring Transcendental Knowledge
  13. 13. Mind Elevated Consciousness Spiritual Instructions Fixed in Firm Faith & Determination Mind as an instrument of acquiring Transcendental Knowledge
  14. 14. The Power of Love <ul><li>The Object of Meditation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal or Impersonal? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>God appears, and God is Light To those poor souls who dwell in Night, But does a Human Form display To those who dwell in realms of Day. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- William Blake </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. To be in this World, but not of this World. Home is where the Heart is.
  16. 16. The Maha-Mantra Haré Krishna Haré Krishna Krishna Krishna Haré Haré Haré Rāma Haré Rāma Rāma Rāma Haré Haré Harā = Divine Energy Krishna = All-attractive Rāma = Ocean of Bliss

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