MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 19-11.




Chapter 19 -Thought-Culture-11.

11. Pratipaksha Bhavana

If you think again and again on impure things, an evil thought gains new strength by repetition.

It gets the force of momentum.

You must drive them immediately.

If you find it difficult to do so, entertain counter-thoughts of God.

Cultivate sublime and elevating thoughts.

Evil thoughts will die by themselves.

A noble thought is a potent antidote to counteract an evil thought.

This is easier than the former method.

By repetition of God's Name thousands of times daily, good thoughts gain new strength by each repetition.

By repeating 'Aham Brahma Asmi' thousand times daily, the idea that you are the spirit (Atman) becomes stronger.

The idea that you are the body becomes weaker and weaker.

Next : 12. Control of Body and Speech

Swami Sivananda
To be continued  ....



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