Breath

June 18, 2017

> Yogi Bajan is vigorous breathing – KM

The right technique is not so much to struggle against the habit which is to be broken, but to start building the new habit that is to replace the old. Every habit can be broken and the whole mind can be totally renewed. ~ Swami Chidananda


Object

June 15, 2017

The quality of meditation is dependent upon the character of the object of meditation. When the mind contemplates upon the divisionless Being, it itself becomes divisionless and vanishes into the Absolute.

Swami Krishnananda


Quotes

June 13, 2017

Remember, so long as you think yourself to be one with the mind, the true power of thought is denied to you. Therefore, assert your independence. This is the key to mind-control. ~ Swami Chidananda

Hanuman is said to have told Sri Rama: “From the point of view of the body, I am Thy servant; from the point of view of the jiva, I am a part of Thyself; from the point of view of the Atman, I am Thy own Self.” These three standpoints correspond to the three great systems of philosophy propounded by Madhva, Ramanuja and Sankara. ~ Swami Krishnananda

Love that wants an object is not perfect. True love is never expressed. It simply melts in experience. It is transient affection and defective faith that pour themselves out on objects of sense. Love is spilt on ashes and not ennobled when it is directed to fleeting appearances. True love is self-integrating and not the medium of the interaction of the subject and the object. ~ Swami Krishnananda

Just as seed is sown in the soil, so the impression of every experience is made on the mind. These impressions of experiences are “alive”. They have in them the direct power to recreate the entire experiences which caused them in the first instance. (In fact, each impression seeks a repetition of the corresponding original experience.) ~ Swami Chidananda

The more a thought is dwelt upon, the more quickly it grows into the dynamic form of a desire. Therefore, the moment that a thought appears, stamp it out. The Hindus say that great forest fires can be averted if you stamp upon the tiny sparks right at the beginning. ~ Swami Chidananda

Patanjali, the expounder of the most complete science of mind-control, has said that if you want to get rid of any particular thought, then you should instantly raise a counter-thought of the opposite nature. If, for instance, you have a certain negative thought of fear, then introduce a positive thought of courage. If you have a negative thought of hatred and hostility, create immediately in your mind a positive thought of love, friendship and brotherhood. Fill yourself with the feeling of cordiality. ~ Swami Chidananda


Sufi Sayings

May 23, 2017

The words you speak become the house you live in.

~ Sufi Saying (Hafiz)

What you seek is seeking you.

~ Rumi


Copiers

May 22, 2017

But can you also become overweight just by looking at overweight people? My guess is that you can. Humans are natural copiers. – Scott Adams


Predator

May 11, 2017

In the face of stress you are better off if you act voluntarily. It activates different circuits. i.e. be a proactive predator rather than reactive prey.

– Jordan Peterson speaking to Joe Rogan. Second interview 1:21.


Paraphrasing Joe Rogan

April 28, 2017

If it’s not hard then the real work is not being done.