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  1. 1. Break Free of Bonds
  2. 2. An ANGRY CEO in a board meeting with
  3. 3. Cool Socrates and his angry wife
  4. 4. The SIX formidable enemies that BIND us - Lust, Pride, Greed, Anger, Illusion, Greed
  5. 6. Panic Confusion fear Running with agitated mind Calm analysis before action Ignorance Passion Goodness
  6. 7. Why am I bound ?
  7. 9. Spiritual World – the eternal reality Material World – the perverted reflection
  8. 10. Creation Maintenance Strong Desire, Resourcefulness, attachment to result Self control, patience, regularity, sense of duty Foolishness, carelessness, irresponsibility, sleep Destruction
  9. 11. Which Mode Am I in ?
  10. 12. Animals in Goodness
  11. 13. Animals in Passion
  12. 14. Animals in Ignorance
  13. 15. TIMES OF THE DAY
  14. 16. Material conditioning makes us bound
  15. 17. Be Bound or Be Free: Choice is yours Love Lust wrath illusion Suffering continues Mode of Ignorance Harnessed into positive energy by Krishna Consciousness Mode of goodness love Eternal bliss
  16. 18. The Hard Struggle for Survival Hard Labour Foam bondage fear death f b ^ _ [
  17. 19. Honest selfless thoughtful helpful pious Take religion as a serious duty Reading of books of philosophy, poetry, science No meat eating No gambling No intoxication No liquor No extramarital relations Mode of Goodness
  18. 20. Mad after seeing and showing glamour Wound mind and disturbed sleep Religion : a social affair Disregard scriptures Gives charity for fame Attraction between man and woman Hankering for family prestige Hard labor for honor Money is honey Mode of Passion
  19. 21. foolish No interest in spiritual life mad Nothing to do with God Dizzy and lazy Sleeping too much Drugs, meat, wine dejected postponing intoxicants Mode of Ignorance
  20. 22. Result of action in different modes Pure goodness Goodness Returns to kingdom of God Elevation to the stage of demigod or angel King / rich man / madman Bird / beast / reptiles / trees Passion Ignorance
  21. 23. Working in mode of goodness A spring board to climb up to transcendence stimulus Freedom to choose and subordinate our feelings to values response Pro-active response  action based on chosen values Re-active response  allowing the stimulus to dictate your response Response-ability
  22. 24. It is not what happens to us, but our response to what happens to us that hurts us.
  23. 25. Circle of CONCERN and INFLUENCE Circle of influence Circle of concern
  24. 26. Circle of concern Circle of Influence Exam study Self Discipline Punctuality Sincerity People teasing you Exam result My Public Image A ugly looking boy My Smartness People’s love for you
  25. 27. Proactive and Reactive Behaviour Proactive People Reactive People <ul><li>Focus on circle of influence </li></ul><ul><li>work on things they can do something about </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on circle of concern </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on weakness / faults of other people </li></ul>
  26. 28. Proactive Inside – Out I can BE more patient I can BE more co-operative I can BE wise Reactive Outside – In If I HAD respectful friends ….. If I HAD a better face-cut ….. If I HAD more co-operation of colleagues …..
  27. 29. Problem Solving to Break Free <ul><li>Problem </li></ul><ul><li>DIRECT CONTROL Problems involving your own behavior </li></ul>Solution Work on improving your own habits
  28. 30. Problem Solving to Break Free <ul><li>Problem </li></ul><ul><li>INDIRECT CONTROL </li></ul><ul><li>Problems involving other people’s behavior </li></ul>Solution Improve methods of influence; thereby increase your circle of influence ( inside-out, not outside in)
  29. 31. Problem Solving to Break Free <ul><li>Problem </li></ul><ul><li>NO CONTROL </li></ul><ul><li>Problems we can do nothing about </li></ul>Solution Smile and learn to live with these problems
  30. 32. A Meaningful Prayer “ O Lord, give me the courage to change the things which can and ought to be changed, the serenity to accept the things which cannot be changed, and the wisdom to know the difference ”
  31. 33. Mantra Meditation Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare Chant
  32. 34. <ul><li>Chanting Hare Krishna Eradicates all sinful reactions, Counteracts sinful tendencies, Uproots all ignorance and </li></ul><ul><li>FREEs the suffering soul from all material animalistic urges. </li></ul>Mantra Meditation
  33. 35. No meat eating No intoxication No illicit sex No gambling Regulative Principles of FREEDOM
  34. 36. Why No Meat Eating ? <ul><li>Health/ Economic Religious Consideration </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific Reasons </li></ul><ul><li>‘ halal’ and ‘haram’ </li></ul><ul><li>Slaughtering of animals – prohibited in Mecca </li></ul><ul><li>You become what you eat </li></ul>
  35. 37. Why No Gambling ? <ul><li>Untruthfulness  corruption  quarrel </li></ul><ul><li>Unlimited Restlessness/anxiety in mind </li></ul><ul><li>Untrustworthy character </li></ul><ul><li>Greed for money  Beg / Borrow / Steal / Murder </li></ul><ul><li>Negligence of material and spiritual well-being </li></ul><ul><li>Indulgence in habits/acts dangerous to oneself and others </li></ul>
  36. 38. Why No Intoxication? <ul><li>Makes us forget ourselves and lose all good sense </li></ul><ul><li>The myth of freedom from tension </li></ul><ul><li>Robs off strength, good intelligence and wisdom </li></ul><ul><li>Health problems </li></ul><ul><li>Dangerous consequences (even death) </li></ul>
  37. 39. Why No Illicit Sex ? <ul><li>Because of romance, men have been killed, families have been broken, and wars have been fought </li></ul><ul><li>Dangers of free mixing – AIDS </li></ul><ul><li>Complications in life </li></ul><ul><li>Glory of Brahmacharya and chastity </li></ul>
  38. 40. <ul><li>Dr.Nicole says: “This vital fluid(semen) of man carried back and diffused through his system makes him manly, strong, brave and heroic. If wasted, it leaves him effeminate, weak and physically debilitated and prone to sexual irritation and disordered function, a wretched nervous system, epilepsy, and various other diseases and death. The suspension of the use of the generative organs is attended with a notable increase of bodily and mental and spiritual vigor.” </li></ul>Modern Medical Opinion
  39. 41. VEDAS- Manual for ultimate freedom <ul><li>Guru </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual Professor </li></ul>Sastra Text Books of Injunction Parampara Institution
  40. 42. TIPS FOR FREEDOM <ul><li>(1) Proactive Behavior – mode of Goodness </li></ul><ul><li>(2) Follow Four regulative principles of freedom and escape from slavery </li></ul><ul><li>(3) Chant Hare Krishna to transcend the three modes and go back home back to Godhead </li></ul>
  41. 43. Thank you Become a Free Bird By giving your heart to God