Thursday, August 12, 2010

Controlling Miind: Humans Use Only 5%

Mahavatar Babaji
Swami Vishwananda
Controlling the Mind--Swami Vishwananda:If you really want something, the belief in it will make it happen. But the mind has to be focused and clear about it, because the mind is always jumping. Today you want this; tomorrow you want that. Then how will your mind ever be clear? When somebody really wants something, every day the mind is very much focused so that the focused mind makes it happen. This happens by learning to control the mind. It’s true that you create your own universe. You create your own world and your own reality, because this is the power of the mind. Like scientists themselves have said, and it also is written in the Vedas: “Human beings use only 5% of their mind, 95% is still dormant.” Imagine if you would use this 95% and the 5% would be dormant. It is sad that only a few people use 95% of their mind!

Controlling the Mind through Atma Kriya Meditation
Meditation means fixing the mind on an object of meditation, which could be a form of deity, a mantra or any other object of one's choice. Our mind is always in flux and thus going through different phases of turbulence and quietude. Our happiness and state of well being depends upon the state of mind because mind is that which controls the whole body. According to yogic philosophy body is nothing but an extension of mind and therefore dependent upon it. Meditation brings the turbulent mind to a focus thus saving its energy which gets dissipated in useless thoughts, monologue and unnecessary emotional outbursts.Meditation is compared to focusing the sun rays through a lens. the sun rays can not burn a piece of paper but if focused through a lens they ignite it. Similarly a focused mind gains power to do extraordinary activities.Thus by meditation one can control and harness the movements of the mind and attain peace and happiness. There can not be happiness in a disturbed mind.

Mind is the seat of desires, thoughts and emotions. If mind is out of control then we have no control on any of these things and thus on our very state of existence. Meditation calms the mind, and our whole system, leading to a state of steady health and peace. This has been verified scientifically that those who meditate have better immune system and respond to medicine better. Mediation supports medication. In fact, meditation can work as a medication also. By meditation we can also influence our digestion, blood pressure, heart beat and other such involuntary activities of the body.

Shaktipat: At the end of an Atma Kriya Yoga course the student receives initiation called Shaktipat. It is a transmission of spiritual energy that activates the techniques and gives the needed 'spark' to allow for a safe and swift journey on the spititual path of Atma Kriya yoga. The energy in Shaktipat is passed from Mahavatar Babaji to the teacher and then on to the student in a effortless initiation. [ More information about Atma Kriya--Link: ]


Anonymous said...

Dearest Babaji, what about karmic things, which are awakening inside of us during the practice? I am trying not to hang on it and offer it to the Divine, but there is still pain in the heart, and tears are flowing incessantly... how to deal with this?

Anonymous said...

Please Vishwananda-Utpalavati my English is not so good. Maybe you can correct my mistakes?
Thank you very much. God bless you. Much love.

Dearest Babaji,
please let me know does it makes a different
to focus the mind on Atma Kriya? Or to focus the mind on my beloved Guruji?

To feel the power of Atma Kriya, it is wonderful but during the first step (Trinity Meditation) it is very difficult for me to do the next step. The meditation is deep in this part of Atma Kriya. Very often it is like
- go into meditation
- go out of the meditation for the next exercise
- go into meditation
- go out of the meditation for the next exercise
How to deal with this? Is this a deliberate technique of Atma Kriya?
That's the reason why it is easier for me to focus my mind only on my Guruji.

Much Love