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Digest #4677
Srimad Bhagavad Gita by p_gopi_krishna
SWAMI YOGAM by swamypvap


Wed May 30, 2018 6:12 am (PDT) . Posted by:


Don't go behind the mind, go beyond the mind

To go behind the mind means to follow the mind, to do whatever it does. To go beyond the mind means to seek something higher, beyond what the mind shows.

We often go behind the mind without even realizing it. If the mind proposes, "Eat this, watch this, do this," we go along with its propositions without evaluating them on merit. Due to our implicit faith in our mind, we let it distract us from serious things to trivial things. For example, students, instead of working on an important assignment, may spend hours playing a video game. As long as we keep going behind the mind, we miss out on life's spiritual side.

During some moments of fortunate insight, we sense that the mind's promises of pleasure will never materialize – if we keep going behind the mind, we will waste our whole life. Then we start wondering: Is there some pleasure beyond what the mind proposes? This inquiry brings us to Gita wisdom.

The Bhagavad-gita explains that beyond the mind exists the spiritual level of reality. We ourselves belong to that spiritual reality, whereas our mind exists at the subtle material level of reality. At the spiritual level, the supreme pleasure awaits us in a loving relationship with the supreme spiritual reality, Krishna. The Gita offers us the process of yoga, especially bhakti-yoga, to go beyond the mental level to the spiritual level.

When we practice yoga, our mind still wanders. But instead of going behind it, we determinedly strive to go beyond it. Through such consistent yoga practice, we relish devotional absorption in Krishna, and that higher taste purifies and pacifies our mind (Bhagavad-gita 06.27). Thereafter, it doesn't distract us, but helps us go towards Krishna.

Only by going beyond the mind, not behind it, can we find lasting happiness.

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Wed May 30, 2018 7:17 am (PDT) . Posted by:


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Topics already covered:
1. Advaita Vedanta Parichayam (Tattva Bodha)
2. Mundakopanishad
3. Prasnopanishad
4. Kenopanishad
5. Taittiriyopanishad
6. Kathopanishad
7. Cchandogyopanishad
8. Isavasyopanishad

Chantings Practiced during previous years
1. Dasa Santhi Mantras
2. Guru Stotras
3. Namakam and Chamakam
4. Purusha Suktam
5. Sri Suktam
6. Taittiriyam
7. Vishnu Sahasra Namam
8. Bhagavad Gita
9. Durga Suktam

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Wed May 30, 2018 8:49 pm (PDT) . Posted by:


Eswara is within us as Atma/Saakshe in the form of happiness which is infinite and independent of any source.
By self imposition of Vedic Dharmam (righteneousnees) if one sacrifices/ curtails the so called personal comforts especially the comforts associated with Deham body)/Anityam in the larger interest of the society (Samaajam) and the world(Lokam), one withdraws Atmaanandam(infinite happiness) from Eswara/Atma.
This is exactly what Prabhu Rama enlightens us through His life.

Thu May 31, 2018 12:29 am (PDT) . Posted by:


As Eswara is as Atma in the form of independent and permanent and infinite happiness within us , stop withdrawing happiness from any other source as any other source gives happiness temporarily and as it carries inbuilt defects and as it finally causes Dukkham(sorrow). Start contemplating on Eswara as Nidhana Pati(Source of underneath hidden happiness) . This state implies the union of mind in the capacity as Kalpam (creation) and Siva. This state is nothing Samyuktam(union) of Siva and Manasu(mind) known as Siva Samkalpam.
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