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The presentation is a sort of Book Review of the Book"Mind and its Control" by Swami Budhananda of Ramakrishna Mission

The presentation is a sort of Book Review of the Book"Mind and its Control" by Swami Budhananda of Ramakrishna Mission

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  • MIND CONTROL IS POSSIBLE BY ABHYASA AND VAIRAGYA
  • Unless you meditate mind cannot be controlled, and unless you control the mind you cannot meditate.
  • Unless you meditate mind cannot be controlled, and unless you control the mind you cannot meditate.

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  • 1. MIND AND ITS CONTROL SWAMI BUDHANANDA PRESENTATION BY SRINIVASA RAO BHAVARAJU
  • 2. WHAT IS MIND CONTROL? ABILITY TO CONCENTRATE AT OUR WILL AND ABILITY OF GETTING DETACHED AT OUR WILL TO BE FREE FROM INVOLUNTARY AND COMPULSIVE THINKING.
  • 3. STIMULAS RESPONSE RESPONSIBILTY: ABILITY TO CHOOSE THE RESPONSE -Stephen R. Covey
  • 4. STIMULAS Response 1.Self Awareness 2.Imagination3.Conscience 4.Independent will RESPONSIBILTY: ABILITY TO CHOOSE THE RESPONSE -Stephen R. Covey FREEDOM TO CHOOSE
    • NOT TO RESPOND
    • *RESPOND PROMPTLY
    • *DECIDE TIMING AND TYPE OF RESPONSE etc
  • 5.
    • WAYS OF CONTROLLING THE MIND ARE OPEN TO ALL VIZ.
    • ATHEISTS
    • BELIEVERS
    • AGNOSTICS
    • (BUT THE TRUE BELIEVER IN GOD IS AT AN ADVANTAGE)
  • 6. MIND CONTROL IS DIFFICULT BUT POSSIBLE -LORD KRISHNA
  • 7. ROAD MAP FOR CONTROLLING THE MIND I. DEVELOP A STRONG WILL TO CONTROL THE MIND. II. UNDERSTAND THE NATURE OF MIND III. LEARN TECHNIQUES AND PRACTISE
  • 8. WHY MIND CONTROL ? * BETTER CONCENTRATION * PEACE OF MIND AND HAPPINESS *INTEGRATION OF PERSONALITY * IMPROVEMENT IN QUALITY OF WORK LEADING TO SUCCESS * COURAGE TO FACE DIFFICULTIES * GOOD MENTAL HEALTH AND PHYSICAL HEALTH & * EXCELLENT HUMAN RELATIONS AT HOME AND WORK PLACE
  • 9. MIND CONTROL IS THE PERSONAL TASK - - - the entire work of controlling the mind is to be done by ourselves. No one else can do it for us.- - - it is a life’s work - - -no price can be too great to pay.
  • 10. UNLESS PLEASURE IS RENOUNCED AS THE MOTIVE OF LIFE, WE CAN NEVER PERFECTLY CONTROL THE MIND
    • PLEASURE IS NOT JOY
    • SEEK PLEASURE,BUT IN A WAY WHICH WILL NOT SPOIL YOUR PHYSICAL OR MENTAL HEALTH(FOR BEGINERS)
  • 11. ATTITUDES FOR EASY MIND CONTROL A. FRIENDLINESS TOWARDS THE HAPPY. B. COMPASSION TOWARDS THE UNHAPPY. C. DELIGHT IN THE GOOD. D. INDIFFERENCE TO THE EVIL. - - - - PATANJALI
  • 12. HABITS THAT MAKE MIND CONTROL EASY: 1. AVOID STRONG LIKES AND DIS-LIKES. 2. DON’T LIVE AN IMMORAL LIFE 3. AVOID VAIN CONTROVERSY AND UN-DUE INTEREST IN OTHERS’ AFFAIRS 4. DON’T HAVE A FEELING OF GUILT.
  • 13. COMPOSITION OF MIND 3 GUNAS(CONSTITUENTS): SATTVA, RAJAS, TAMAS 3 LEVELS: SUBCONCIOUS, CONCIOUS AND SUPERCONCIOUS 4 FUNCTIONS: MANAS, BUDDHI, AHAMKARA AND CHITTA. 5.CONDITIONS: SCATTERING,DARKENING,GATHERING, ONE POINTED AND CONCENTRATED.
  • 14. THE PURER THE MIND, THE EASIER TO CONTROL.
    • WHEN THE FOOD IS PURE THE MIND BECOMES PURE.
    • ANY THING THAT IS TAKEN BY SENSES IS FOOD.
    • SATTVIKA FOOD LEADS TO SATTVIKA MIND WHICH LEADS TO SATTVIKA GUNAS.
  • 15. SENSES,MIND AND BUDDHI.
  • 16. THE 5 FACTS OF LIFE TO BE REMEBERED BY SADHAKAS FOR FAVORABLE INNER CLIMATE. 1.Old age will come upon me and I cannot avoid it 2.Disease can come upon me some day and I cannot avoid it 3.Death will come upon me and I cannot avoid it. 4.All things I hold dear are subject to change and separation. 5. I am the out come of my deeds, good or bad - GAUTAM BUDDHA IN ANGATTURA NIKAYA
  • 17. TWO SETS OF INNER DISCIPLINES 1.FOR PERMANENT BASIC OPERATION 2.FOR MEETING EMERGENCIES. time disturbances
  • 18. BASIC STEPS IN MIND CONTROL. 1. BRING PREPONDERANCE OF SATTVA OVER OTHER GUNAS BY INTAKE OF ONLY SATVIK FOOD THROUGH SENSES.* (*AND FINALLY TRANSCEND SATTVA ALSO) 2. MEDITATION (PREFERABLY ON GOD). 3. AVOID STRONG LIKES AND DISLIKES
  • 19. I PEACE WANT
  • 20. BASIC STEPS IN MIND CONTROL(contd). 4 . HEALTHY OCCUPATION OF MIND . 5. KEEPING HARMONIOUS HUMAN RELATIONS. 6. PRANAYAMA- ONLY TO BE LEARNT DIRECTLY FROM A TEACHER 7. CONSTANT DISCRIMINATION OF RIGHT AND WRONG 9. STOP IDENTIFYING YORSELF WITH MIND AND START WATCHING THE MIND.
  • 21. SEEK HOLY COMPANY (SATSANG) THE EASY WAY:
  • 22. EMERGENCY CONTROL DEVICES 1. IMMEDIATELY RAISE A + VE CONTRARY WAVE ( AKIN TO FIRE FIGHTING- PROPOUNDED BY PATANJALI ) 2. RUN INTO THE ARMS OF THE F ATHER * (ST.FRANCIS DE SALES-WESTERN MYSTIC) ...COME UNTO ME, ALL YE THAT LABOUR AND ARE HEAVY LADEN, AND I SHALL GIVE YOU REST - JESUS CHRIST SARVA DHARMAN PARITYAJJYA, MAMEKAM SARANAM VRAJAJA - LORD KRISHNA. 3. JAPAM,JAPAM,JAPAM [ *IN CASE OF NON BELIEVERS-GO OUT FOR A BRISK WALK AND CONCENTRATE ON NATURE]
  • 23. IMPORTANCE OF REPTETION OF OM IN MIND COTROL. … WHY THERE SHOULD BE REPETETION? WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN THE THEORY OF SAMSKARAS, THAT THE SUM TOTAL OF IMPRESSIONS LIVE LATENT IN THE MIND….AS SOON AS THEY GET THE RIGHT STIMULAS THEY COME OUT. SO THIS REPETETION OF OM AND THINKING OF ITS MEANING IS KEEPING GOOD COMPANY IN YOUR OWN MIND. STUDY AND THEN MEDITATE ON WHAT YOU HAVE STUDIED. THUS LIGHT WILL COME TO YOU.
  • 24. CONTROL OF THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND *SUB CONSCIOUS MIND IS NOTHING BUT STORED UP SAMSKARAS. *GO ON POURING POSITIVE THOUGHTS INTO YOUR MIND, LIKE POURING CLEAN WATER INTO AN INK-POT FOR CLEANING IT.
  • 25. BEWARE OF A TRICK OF THE MIND [SABOTAGE OF THE EFFORTS OF THE CONSCIOUS MIND BY SUB-CONSCIOUS MIND BY THROWING A PICTURE OF FEARFUL FUTURE.]
    • - - -IN THE HEART OF THIS MOMENT IS ETERNITY- - - -IF WE HAVE TAKEN CARE OF
    -MEISTER ECKHART,GERMAN MYSTIC THIS MOMENT WE HAVE TAKEN CARE OF THE ENTIRE FUTURE
  • 26. SIMPLEST AND SUREST METHOD Find joy in His name and repeat it --RAMAKRISHNA PARAMA HAMSA AND HOLY MOTHER
  • 27. to sum up ….
    • A PURE( NIRMAL) AND STABLE (NISCHAL) MIND ENABLES TO SEE THINGS CLEARLY.
    • THE INTAKE OF FOOD THROUGH VARIOUS SENSES DECIDES THE STATE OF MIND.
    • AVOID STRONG LIKES AND DIS-LIKES.
    • HOLY COMPANY GREATLY HELPS IN TRANSFORM-ING GUNA COMPOSITION
    • CONSTANT POURING OF POSITIVE THOUGHTS CLEANS THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND
    • LIVE IN THIS MOMENT.
    • TAKE REFUGE IN H IM, H E WILL TAKE CARE.
  • 28. THANK YOU … ..and wishing You all the Best