"The power to promote and reward, as also to demote and punish the individual and his fate in this world, lies within his mind, its thoughts and feelings. No external agency is necessary to bring this infallible fruition. As the growth and development of a seed, an embryo, or a cell designed and preserved by its own inner makeup, here too the causal forces for what one rightly deserves lurk within one’s own invisible bosom."

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  • PR 11 Jun 2015 - Dislike Only the Bad Quality

    In improving the mind, when I think about, there is one fundamental principle. Do not entertain or cherish any kind of a bad thought. The bad thought may be about yourself or the others, it makes no difference. Any kind of a bad thought, no matter whether it is about you or the others, it is bad indeed and that spoils the mind. You may dislike bad, wickedness, vices and the things like that, quite alright. But you cannot hate people who are wicked, people who are bad. When I say this, there may be a revolt and a delusion in your minds. But you have to deal with them. You may dislike and disapprove of bad. But you cannot dislike and disapprove of bad people.

  • PR 10 Jun 2015 - Birthday should be a stocktaking day of your inner personality

    It is good that we think about our birthday having completed a year. What one has to do is, “How was the year that was passed spent by me? Where was I when I started the year? And where am I when I end the year? What is that change, evolution, expansion or goodness I have imbibed or displayed? We are not supposed to be selfish in this world. The human life is supposed to be a service to the others, a sharing with the others. So, has the selfishness reduced in me and selflessness increased substantially?”

  • PR 08 Jun 2015 - Sadhana is Focusing on Your Mind

    You blame your mind, you don’t understand your mind, you say, "My mind is full of thoughts, it is this, it is that". These are the conventional constrictions and habits of the mind. Understand that you can get out of them. The mind is not a well. 'W-E-L-L', Well dimension mind, it is something like a tank - no, lake - no, ocean. It can be spatial. Understand it and develop, develop, develop, think, think, think properly. Never refer to the bickering of the others. "He said this. She said that. I did this. He did that." You should simply rub off all this nonsensical inputs. Try to engage the mind in positive, expansive, lofty and great thoughts. The mind grows by thoughts. The body grows by food and nourishment. The intelligence grows by knowledge. So feed the mind with great thoughts, feed the intelligence with greater and greater wisdom and feed yourself with the immortal and imperishable soul. This is a pure infusion, a mento-intellectual infusion, resulting in a mento-intellectual excellence and profusion. This is the way I understand spirituality.

 

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Poojya Swamiji says that the real focus

  • of devotional practices is not God, but the devotee's own mind and behaviour;
  • of karmayoga is not action but the attitude of the mind with which an action is performed;
  • of knowledge is not knowledge, but the purification and expansion of the seeker's mind.

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Poojya Swamiji says that the real focus

  • of devotional practices is not God, but the devotee's own mind and behaviour;
  • of karmayoga is not action but the attitude of the mind with which an action is performed;
  • of knowledge is not knowledge, but the purification and expansion of the seeker's mind.

 

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  • Gurupoorṇimā – the Teachers’ Day

    Participants of the Gurupoornima Retreat 2015 Dear and blessed Brahmavidyā seekers and seekers of knowledge: Every year, I have been speaking to you on the occasion of Gurupoorṇimā. This time Gurupoorṇimā falls very late in July, on the last day. Generally it arrives in the month of Āṣāḍha, a month noted for austerity. All people in our country are supposed to spend this month in special...

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  • Arya – The Man Striving for Evolution

    WEAKNESS is inborn in man. It is a sure symptom of growing life. It has to be recognized no doubt, but only to be overcome, gradually though not suddenly. Weakness is to give man its caution! It should sound the need, bestow inspiration to work for its redress, to gain ample strength and resolve.

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  • Behaviour of the stable-minded

    W hen the yoga-sadhana takes one to spiritual introspection, which matures into Self-absorption and sthita-prajnata, that experience brings about a thorough revolution  in character, behaviour, perception and also interaction.  The bodily relationships appear to be too limited, even misplaced. Is not the body something to be cast aside?  Is one the body, or he merely has his body?  Why should whatever he has as different from whatever he is, blind him so much?   The material body is not what the spiritual Self is.  Man, the spiritual, has naturally now to imbibe spiritual feelings, views and standards.  So the  abhisneha , the small circle of fondness and identity,  melts off and a clear expansion takes its place.

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  • A Great Association - 10

    The Vision behind CIRD After independence, our country rightly chose the motto “Satyam-eva jayate” (Truth alone triumphs) from Muṇḍakopanishad. But it ignored the very first statement of the same Upanishad: “Brahmavidyā sarva-vidyā-pratishṭhā” - The science of supreme Reality is the foundation of all other sciences. The supreme Reality being our own true Identity, the one Self of all, the...

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Question : Dear Swamiji koti Pranams. Some days back I heard in your Discourse on Disha channel about various yogasanas like shirsasana for the physical Body. Kindly let me know the significance of Surya Namaskara and its benefits. Is it sufficient if one just does this as it effects the entire body.

Answer :

Dear and blessed R:

Harih Om Tat Sat.  Your email of 17th Sep. is before me and I am reading it again.

Any kind of a process wherein the standing body is brought flat on the ground is very good for the body immediately, and the mind subsequently.  If you do so 12 times a day, your body will become more supple, flexible, and circulation of blood will be far better.

Head is normally up. When you prostrate, the flow of blood into the brain is more. This brings about a wash of your brain, not head.  Dip in water only bathes the scalp and hair.  But a pranam has the effect of bathing the brain.

I suggest this for all executives, with sedentary habits of office working.

Besides, any aasan, though physical in nature, tames and sublimates the mind.  In each aasan you have to be at least for 3 breaths-time.  This is the difference between muscular exercises and aasansAasans and mind are inter-allied, like breath and mind.

But the focus has to be more on the mind always. You are primarily the mind.

Are you happy?

Love and ashirvaad.

Antaraatmaa

Swami Bhooomananda Tirtha.

 

 

 

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