MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 19-9-2 &10



Chapter 19 - Thought-Culture-9-2 &10

9. Destruction of Sankalpas-2
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10. Pranayama


There is no such thing as the world, independent of and apart from, thoughts.

The expansion of thoughts of the mind towards objects is bondage (Bandha).

Renunciation of Sankalpas is liberation (Moksha).

In the string of Sankalpa, countless thoughts are strung like so many beads.

If the string be cut into pieces, then you may infer what will become of the illusory thoughts which are strung on it.

You must be very watchful and nip the Sankalpas in the bud.

Then only will you be really happy.

Mind plays tricks.

You must understand its nature, ways and habits.

Then only you can control it very easily.


10. Pranayama

Prana (energy) is the outer overcoat for the mind.

The vibration of the subtle, psychic Prana gives rise to the formation of thought.

By Pranayama (control of Prana or restraint of breath), you can also increase the mental energy and develop thought-control and thought-culture.

This will help concentration and meditation.

This will make the mind steady.

This will remove Rajas and Tamas (passion and inertia).

This will burn the dross in the mind.

Next : 11. Pratipaksha Bhavana

Swami Sivananda
To be continued  ....


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