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Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda

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  • medit8ionsociety
    A One-pointed Mind When the mind is concentrated, it gains more strength. Anything that is dissipated loses its strength. If you gather all the thought forms
    Message 1 of 200 , Jul 18, 2009
      A One-pointed Mind

      "When the mind is concentrated, it gains
      more strength. Anything that is dissipated
      loses its strength. If you gather all the
      thought forms and concentrate on one idea
      or object, the mind will reveal the inner
      secret of that idea. That is what inventors
      do. They are deeply concentrated, their minds
      are one-pointed, so nature reveals its
      secrets to them. Because these individuals'
      minds were one-pointed, they could penetrate
      the secret of the atom. That control, that
      one-pointedness is possible. With that you
      can gain anything you want in this world.
      There is nothing in this world that a
      one-pointed mind cannot gain.

      "God bless you. OM Shanti, Shanti, Shanti."

      For more about and by Swami Satchidananda:
      http://yogaandpeace.org/
    • medit8ionsociety
      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
      Message 200 of 200 , Feb 9, 2016
        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.


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