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Mind your Mind!!. Overview. Recap of last session Necessity of regulating the mind Mechanism of mind Functioning of mind Properties of mind Techniques for regulating mind Regulating mind through Bhakti Yoga. Recap of last session. Understanding the hierarchy Detailed look at senses

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overview
Overview
  • Recap of last session
  • Necessity of regulating the mind
  • Mechanism of mind
  • Functioning of mind
  • Properties of mind
  • Techniques for regulating mind
  • Regulating mind through Bhakti Yoga
recap of last session
Recap of last session
  • Understanding the hierarchy
  • Detailed look at senses
  • Being sensible to senses
  • Using Bhakti Yoga to engage senses
understanding the hierarchy
Understanding the hierarchy

Driver - Intelligence

Reins - Mind

Passenger - Soul

Horses - Senses

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Understanding the hierarchy
  • Soul is the passenger of material body
  • Intelligence is the driver
  • Mind is the driving instrument (reins)
  • Senses are the horses
necessity of regulating mind
Necessity of regulating mind

For him who has conquered his mind, the mind is the best of friends; but one who has failed to do so, his mind will remain the greatest enemy

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UncontrolledMind

Lack Of Confidence

Depression

Stress

Loss Of Trust

Hypertension

Madness

Dangerous Diseases

Damage To Oneself, Family And Society

Weakened Determination

What can it do to you ?

mechanism of mind
Mechanism of mind
  • Receives inputs from senses
  • Storehouse of thoughts, unfulfilled desires, experiences
  • Focuses on one of roaming senses gets overpowered
  • Intelligence is meant to direct mind but mind overpowers intelligence
    • Acute infection surpasses efficacy of medicine
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Functioning of mind

Feeling

Feeling

Thinking

Thinking

Willing

properties of mind
Restless

Turbulent - unstable

Obstinate - stubborn

Very strong

Properties of mind
techniques for regulating mind
Techniques for regulating mind

Step 1

Do not allow senses to wander in stray in any direction they want

Withdraw them from negative engagements

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Techniques for regulating mind

Step 2

Engage the senses and mind positively

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Techniques for regulating mind

Step 3

Meditation – Self nourishment

self nourishment
Self nourishment
  • Taking care of cage – painting
  • Ignoring the parrot – starving
  • Purpose of keeping the parrot is ignored
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Techniques for regulating mind

Step 4

Develop sharp intelligence by gaining spiritual knowledge

regulating mind through bhakti yoga
Regulating mind through Bhakti Yoga
  • Mantra meditation – delivering the mind from negative feelings
  • Gaining satisfaction by taking the mind away from sense enjoyment
  • Discussing spiritual topics