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ART OF MIND CONTROL
This presentation is based on the teachings of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Founder Acharya – International Society for Krishna Consciousness
Modern Advanced Society
…some hidden facts
ALWAYS ON RISE Murder Violence Drug Addiction Rape Unemployment Corruption Mental stress Suicide Divorce
Steadily increasing every year.
Time Magazine Poll 1 st : Crime 2 nd : Lack of Morality The main problems facing the society today ?
U.S. prison population
Gun Sales in America
Murders A phenomenal 124% rise
Average number of reported rape cases in South Africa in a year 33,000
Before finishing school an average child watches 8,000 murders100,000 acts of violence
Number of Drug users in European Union 7.4 million Number of serious drug addicts in European Union 1.8 million
US55 Canada45 Denmark40 US55 Canada45 Denmark40 No. of divorces per 100 marriages
Av. number of suicides in Japan every year 22,500 Approx. number of attempted suicides in US in a year 650,000
Bangalore No.1 suicide city of India Can you guess the number of reported suicides in Bangalore for the year 2000? 1,938
Are we really advancing in the right direction ?
Why is there so much chaos & confusion in society ?
… with a pack of dogs in a room, how can we expect peace? Srila Prabhupada explains…
bandhur ätmätmanas tasya yenätmaivätmanä jitaù anätmanas tu çatrutve vartetätmaiva çatru-vat Lord Krishna in Bhagavad-Gita 6.6
“For him who has conquered the mind, the mind is the best of friends; but for one who has failed to do so, his mind will remain the greatest enemy.”
Madness Depression Dangerous Diseases Stress Hypertension Damage To Oneself, Family And Society Weakened Determination Lack Of Confidence Loss Of Trust Uncontrolled Mind WHAT CAN IT DO TO YOU ?
How can we expect peace & happiness ?
Solution to all the problems Controlled Mind
Before understanding the MIND…...let’s answer the most fundamental question
Most Fundamental Question ! Who am I ?
In the early years of 20 th century, a scientist analyzed the constituents of the human body.
Total worth of chemicals CALCIUM IRON PHOSPHORUS WATER CONTENT OTHER SUBSTANCES
Rs. 210/- Total worth of chemicals
Are we just a bag of Rs.210/- worth chemicals ?
dehino ’smin yathä dehe kaumäraà yauvanaà jarä tathä dehäntara-präptir dhéras tatra na muhyati Bhagavad - gétä 2.13
Car cannot move even an inch without the driver Similarly, body cannot function WITHOUT ITS DRIVER i.e. Soul
CHARIOT OF THE BODY 5 SENSES MIND INTELLIGENCE SOUL
Role of the MIND
Can the mind be our friend? Is Knife Good or Bad ?
In a surgeon’s hand : it can save life !
In a miscreant’s hand : it can kill !!
Techniques for Mind Control Step 1 Do not allow the senses to wander stray in any direction they want. Withdraw them from wrong engagements.
Engage the senses and the mind in topics of God. Step 2 Techniques for Mind Control
Understand the meaning of life by reading thought provoking books like Bhagavad- gita. Step 3 Techniques for Mind Control
Associate with devotees. Step 4 Techniques for Mind Control
Make best use of opportunities for good association. Step 5 Techniques for Mind Control
Purify senses by Hearing bhajans, kirtans & devotional songs. Visiting temple and having darshan of Deities.
Purify senses by Honoring and relishing Krishna Prasadam. Chanting Lord Krishna’s Holy Names.
Even if the mind is diverted, it will be forced to concentrate on the sound vibration “Krsna.” The recommended method for controlling the mind is loudly chanting and hearing Hare Krsna maha-mantra. It isn’t necessary to withdraw the mind from everything; it will automatically be withdrawn, because it will be concentrated on the sound vibration.
Benefits of Controlled Mind Purified Senses Cool Mind Clear Intelligence Peace Better Concentration & Memory More EfficientWinner
CHANT... HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE HARE RAMA HARE RAMA RAMA RAMA HARE HARE AND BE HAPPY!!