Category Archives: Techniques to master the mind

Means and techniques to master the mind

Bhagavad-Gita : Continually, remembers Me

bhagavad-gita

12-13. All the doors of the senses closed, the mind shut in into the heart, the life-force taken up out of its diffused movement into the head, the intelligence concentrated in the utterance of the sacred syllable OM and its … Continue reading

Posted in Right effort, Techniques to master the mind | Leave a comment

Edward Salim Michael : Practice of spiritual exercises

concours-de-danse-classique-73833

An earnest seeker should be deeply concerned each time he is confronted with his rebellious mind, with its lazy habits, instability, attachments, elusiveness, and slovenly ways of working. These he will have to study and try intelligently to contend with, … Continue reading

Posted in Right effort, Right understanding, Techniques to master the mind | Leave a comment

Brother Lawrence : Wandering Thoughts in Prayer

280px-Brother_Lawrence_in_the_kitchen

Eighth Letter: Concerning Wandering Thoughts in Praye You tell me nothing new; you are not the only one that is troubled with wandering thoughts. Our mind is extremely roving; but, as the will is mistress of all our faculties, she … Continue reading

Posted in Techniques to master the mind | Leave a comment

Meditation : Outer and inner immobility – video

We want to stop something in order to recognize a moment of awakening. But, to stop something, there must be a stillness, both externally as well as internally.    

Posted in Right effort, Techniques to master the mind | 1 Comment

Ayya Khema : The “why” and ‘how” of meditation

When we sit down to meditate, we are trying to transcend our everyday consciousness, the consciousness used to transact ordinary business, the one used in the world’s marketplace as we go shopping, bring up our children, work in an office … Continue reading

Posted in Buddhism - Theravada Buddhism and Vipassana meditation, Right understanding, Techniques to master the mind | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Tierno Bokar : Write the divine name opposite your bed

 “Write the divine name opposite your bed so that in the morning, upon wakening, it is the first thing you see. On rising, utter it with fervor and conviction, as the first word to leave your mouth and strike your … Continue reading

Posted in Techniques to master the mind | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Ajahn Sumedho Ajahn Amaro Edward Salim Michael : Nada yoga the Inner Sound

I had discovered this “inner sound” many years before but had never heard or read any reference to this in the Pali Canon. I had developed a meditation practice referring to this background vibration and experienced great benefits in developing … Continue reading

Posted in Buddhism - Theravada Buddhism and Vipassana meditation, Techniques to master the mind | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ramana Maharshi : Meditation

Meditation helps concentration of the mind. Then the mind is free from thoughts and is in the meditated form. Meditation is sticking to one thought. That single thought keeps away other thoughts; distraction of mind is a sign of its … Continue reading

Posted in Techniques to master the mind, The power of attention and meditation | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Brother Lawrence : Practice of the Presence of God

Ninth letter to a nun. “Let us think often that our only business in this life is to please God, that perhaps all besides is but folly and vanity. You and I have lived above forty years in religion (i.e. … Continue reading

Posted in Right understanding, Techniques to master the mind | Leave a comment