Art of mind control

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Art of mind control

  1. 1. Dedicated to HDG AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada HDG AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Founder Acharya: International Society for Krishna Consciousness Founder Acharya: International Society for Krishna Consciousness
  2. 2. We with the tremendous potential of mind can accomplish extraordinary things. Viswanathan Anand Viswanathan Anand Shakuntala DeviShakuntala Devi Albert EinsteinAlbert Einstein
  3. 3. However to liberate the power of mind, you must be able to harness it and direct its focus. However to liberate the power of mind, you must be able to harness it and direct its focus.
  4. 4. Leading behavioral researchers have told us that as much as seventy-seven percent of everything we think is negative, counter productive & works against us.
  5. 5. On an average day the average person runs about sixty thousand thoughts through his mind most of which are random & unnecessary.
  6. 6. Ninety-five percent of those thoughts were the same as the ones you thought the day before.
  7. 7. Medical researchers have said that seventy-five percent of all illnesses are self-induced.
  8. 8. In a recent article in Cosmopolitan magazine, "The Drive toward Self-Destruction," Alice Mulcahey pointed out that upwards of 30,000 Americans commit suicide each year and another 100,000 attempt to take their own lives.
  9. 9. She went on to say, "There is shocking evidence that millions of other people are killing themselves by slower, less obvious methods. She went on to say, "There is shocking evidence that millions of other people are killing themselves by slower, less obvious methods.
  10. 10. When we learn to master our minds & control our thoughts, we quickly ignite the flames of our personal potential & produce startling results.
  11. 11. Today we are able to control remote satellites in space
  12. 12. Unfortunately, we are not able to control our own minds!
  13. 13. Lord Krishna instructs in the Bhagavad-gita
  14. 14. A big question?
  15. 15. How to make mind our friend?
  16. 16. Whenever we have a problem with a gadget or an instrument, for e.g. a projector Who can help me in repairing the machine?
  17. 17. Manufacturer or certified engineer from the company Answer:
  18. 18. In case of our minds, who is the manufacturer?
  19. 19. KrishnaKrishna
  20. 20. And who is a certified engineer?
  21. 21. A genuine spiritual master like Srila Prabhupada A genuine spiritual master like Srila Prabhupada
  22. 22. They have given us a manual with practical guidelines about how to control our minds
  23. 23. Also, when we find a problem we call for manufacturer or service engineer We dial a number & speak to him
  24. 24. How do we call the manufacturer of this mind?
  25. 25. harer näma harer näma harer nämaiva kevalam kalau nästy eva nästy eva nästy eva gatir anyathä
  26. 26. “In this Kali-yuga the only means of deliverance is chanting the holy name of the Lord. There is no other way. There is no other way. There is no other way.” REF. Bg 6.11
  27. 27. In the Kalisantaraëa Upaniñad it is stated: In the Kalisantaraëa Upaniñad it is stated: hare kåñëa hare kåñëa kåñëa kåñëa hare hare hare räma hare räma räma räma hare hare hare kåñëa hare kåñëa kåñëa kåñëa hare hare hare räma hare räma räma räma hare hare iti ñoòaçakaà nämnäà kali-kalmaña-näçanam nätaù parataropäyaù sarva-vedeñu dåçyate iti ñoòaçakaà nämnäà kali-kalmaña-näçanam nätaù parataropäyaù sarva-vedeñu dåçyate
  28. 28. “The sixteen words of Hare Krishna maha-mantra are especially meant for counteracting the contaminations of Kali. To save oneself, there is no alternative but the chanting of these sixteen words.” “The sixteen words of Hare Krishna maha-mantra are especially meant for counteracting the contaminations of Kali. To save oneself, there is no alternative but the chanting of these sixteen words.”
  29. 29. MAN + TRAMAN + TRA MINDMIND DELIVERDELIVER What is a mantra? What is a mantra?
  30. 30. This Hare Krishna maha-mantra delivers the mind from all impurities & makes it calm and controlled. This Hare Krishna maha-mantra delivers the mind from all impurities & makes it calm and controlled.
  31. 31. CHARIOT OF THE BODY 5 SENSES MIND INTELLIGENCE SOUL
  32. 32. Today we are living in a society where we think happiness means to enjoying our senses more and more Today we are living in a society where we think happiness means to enjoying our senses more and more
  33. 33. Eat gorgeously and satisfy the demands of the tongue Eat gorgeously and satisfy the demands of the tongue
  34. 34. See beautiful forms & satisfy the demands of the eyes
  35. 35. Hear beautiful sounds & satisfy the demands of ears Hear beautiful sounds & satisfy the demands of ears
  36. 36. Smell varieties of aroma & satisfy the demands of nose
  37. 37. This is like a chariot is which the horses are allowed to go wild, each desiring to pull the chariot in different directions This is like a chariot is which the horses are allowed to go wild, each desiring to pull the chariot in different directions
  38. 38. the mind(reins) and intelligence(chariot driver) becomes weak the mind(reins) and intelligence(chariot driver) becomes weak As a result,As a result,
  39. 39. Therefore Bhagvad-gita recommends us to regulate & control our senses
  40. 40. By regulating our senses, we gain control over our mind & intelligence. By regulating our senses, we gain control over our mind & intelligence.
  41. 41. Srila Prabhupada instructs
  42. 42. Conditioned soul means one who is being controlled by the mind.
  43. 43. Mind says, “Why not smoke one cigarette?”
  44. 44. And when you’ll be able to say, “No cigarette!” then you have controlled the mind.
  45. 45. Mind will always ask for some sense gratification. But when you control the mind, then you are liberated person. REF. Çrémad-Bhägavatam 6.1.50 -- Detroit, June 16, 1976
  46. 46. Lord Krishna instructs in the Bhagavad-gita
  47. 47. Let us say a person can afford only a simple meal with few dry chappatis
  48. 48. If you ask him to give up eating them, it will be very difficult. He needs to fill his hungry stomach
  49. 49. However, if you give him a plate of sumptuous meal & ask him to give up eating dry chappatis
  50. 50. He will joyfully give up as he has a better option!
  51. 51. Similarly we experience a higher taste by chanting the Holy Names of the Lord
  52. 52. In comparison to which the pleasures of this material world seem insignificant! In comparison to which the pleasures of this material world seem insignificant!
  53. 53. Çré Caitanya Mahäprabhu instructs änandämbudhi-vardhanaà prati-padaà pürëämåtäsvädanaà sarvätma-snapanaà paraà vijayate çré-kåñëa-saìkértanam
  54. 54. “All glory to the Sri Krishna sankirtana, which cleanses the heart of all the dust accumulated for years and extinguishes the fire of conditional life, of repeated birth and death.
  55. 55. This sankirtana increases the ocean of transcendental bliss, and it enables us to fully taste the nectar for which we are always anxious.” REF. SB 9.1.17
  56. 56. By chanting the Holy names one experiences real happiness!
  57. 57. Automatically our agitated minds & senses become pacified.
  58. 58. Krishna instructs in the Bhagavad-gita
  59. 59. Krishna instructs in the Bhagavad-gita
  60. 60. When we chant the Holy names of Lord Krishna, When we chant the Holy names of Lord Krishna, He takes charge of our life, thoughts, mind & intelligence He takes charge of our life, thoughts, mind & intelligence
  61. 61. Benefits of Controlled Mind Controlled Senses Calm mindClear Intelligence Peace Better Concentration & Memory Efficiency Positive attitude
  62. 62. Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare You can also chantYou can also chant & experience the benefits of controlled mind!

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