RE: [Meditation Society of America] Re: Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda
- Yes. The dream is a reflection of the subconscious. If the conscious level is freed from thoughts, subconscious would not be able throw up any dream. One can have a dream free sleep.
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 06:06:37 +0000
Subject: [Meditation Society of America] Re: Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda"Since the thinker is not there to entertain a thought, one can be
freed from the tormenting thoughts."
Yes.If we do not entertain unhealthy thoughts, they will dry up.
"This state naturally occurs to us, when we sleep."
No. During sleep most of the time we dream.What we dream
matters.Practice must prevail even in the state of dreaming,that is,
replacement of unhealthy dreaming by healthy dreaming.
--- In meditationsocietyof america@yahoogro ups.com, Balasubramanian
Radhakrishnan Kumar <kumarbr20@. ..> wrote:
> Attention must be shifted to the thnker, than the thought. This is
an enquiry method and it is propounded by Bhagawan Sri Ramana
Maharishi. The enquiry must be made whenever a thought occurs. And
slowly the thoughts fade away and the thinker, without any thought
to entertain, will also merge into the heart [from where the
thinker emerges] Later on thoughts will appear only to serve a
purpose and after the purpose is served, the thoughts will die
down.Since the thinker is not there to entertain a thought, one can
be freed from the tormenting thoughts. This state naturally occurs
to us, when we sleep. -- B.R.Kumar
> To: meditationsocietyof america@. ..: jogeshwarmahanta@ ...: Tue, 29
Jan 2008 05:22:22 +0000Subject: [Meditation Society of America] Re:
Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda
> Dear friends,The name of this group is meditation.The category of
this group is alternative medicine.Have you noticed it?Medicines are
classified in three categories.Mainstre am medicine-This is
allopathyComplement ary medicine-This is which helps the mainstream
medicine.Alternativ e medicine-This is independent of mainstream
medicine which helps to renovate the biggest apothecary inside your
body to become ailment free/niroga. To achieve this state, your
thoughts are your equipment. Are you nearing the state of niroga?
meditationsocietyof america@yahoogro ups.com, "jogeshwarmahanta"
<jogeshwarmahanta@ > wrote:>> --- In >
meditationsocietyof america@yahoogro ups.com, "jogeshwarmahanta" >
<jogeshwarmahanta@ > wrote:> >> > The notional formula:> > > > Health
power/longevity =f(RxHT/UHT) > > > > Where> > f=function of> >
R=resilience> > HT=healthy thoughts> > UHT=unhealthy thoughts.> > >
> Mantra-LET US ATTAIN PERFECTION AND PLEASURES IN THE CONSTANT FLOW
> > OF CLEAR,VIVID AND CORRECT FEELINGS AND IDEAS AND NOT ANY WRONG
> > FEELING AND IDEA INSTANTLY, PERFECTLY,PERMANENT LY AND >
SPONTANEOUSLY. > > regards> > > > > > > > --- In
meditationsocietyof america@yahoogro ups.com, > medit8ionsociety > >
<no_reply@> wrote:> > >> > > "Find a Beautiful Thought"> > > > >
> "The mind becomes disturbed merely by thoughts. > > > All the
things that you see or hear through these > > > gates of the body
are converted into thought > > > forms and directly affect the mind.
Perhaps you > > > see an apple. That won't affect you unless you > >
> translate it into a thought, which you had stored > > >
earlier, 'I know that is an apple. I remember the > > > person who
brought one to me once and made me happy.' > > > Thoughts disturb
the mind, but it is impossible to > > > not think at all. Even to
think of not having any > > > thoughts at all is a thought. Then how
is it possible > > > to have no thoughts and keep the mind still?
Just > > > find a beautiful thought. Since you must think of > > >
something, choose thoughts that will not disturb > > > your mind.> >
> > > > "God bless you. Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi."> > > Swami
Satchidananda> > > > > > To subscribe to the Weekly Words of Wisdom>
> > email: wordsofwisdom@ > > >> >>
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- Watch your mind. Watch your breath. Become an observer, which is the key to Jnana Yoga. Don’t worry about particular techniques. Just sit back and observe the breath, mind, and thoughts. Just see what’s happening within you. Become a witness, which is a wonderful form of meditation. Be still and watch what is happening in your mind and in your body. Maybe you have been repeating a mantra or focusing on one object for a time. You may then relax and sit calmly and watch the mind; observe the peaceful vibrations that come. Listen to the silence completely. Observe your own brain. See how peaceful you are. The mind seems to be totally at rest. You might think the mind is almost asleep, yet you are still conscious of the whole thing. The body is resting. The breath has very much slowed. The mind is almost sleeping but you are aware of everything.
Ask yourself, “Who is aware of them? What is this awareness? Who knows all these things? That is You, the Knower. You are totally different from your body, from your mind. You are the witness—what you call the Self, the pure Self—the witness of the body and mind. If you could maintain this witnessing constantly, still knowing you are the witness all the time, you would reach Self-awareness or
Self-realization. Keep up this awareness, even in your day-to-day activities. When you are eating, when you are walking, and especially when you are distressed, you can still witness. You will constantly enjoy supreme peace. Through this practice you become the master of your own body and mind. You’ll walk through life like an undisturbed sage.