Meditation and Calming the Mind – Practical Morality.

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Meditation and Calming the Mind Practical Morality Slide 2 The Mind Slide 3 The Mantra Pulsative Pulsative Incantative Incantative Ideative Ideative Slide 4 The Practice Slide 5 The First Step Calming the Conscious Mind Slide 6 To accelerate the development of mind one will have to apply some higher principles in ones life. To accelerate the development of mind one will have to apply some higher principles in ones life. Moral principles. Moral principles. Calming the Conscious Mind Slide 7 Principles of Yama Principles that guide my relationship with others. Principles that guide my relationship with others. Depend on an external entity. Depend on an external entity. Slide 8 Principles of Yama Not to inflict pain or hurt on anybody by thought, word or action. Not to inflict pain or hurt on anybody by thought, word or action. Use of mind and words for welfare. Use of mind and words for welfare. Renounce the desire to acquire or retain the wealth of others non-stealing. Renounce the desire to acquire or retain the wealth of others non-stealing. To keep the mind always absorbed in Supreme Consciousness. To keep the mind always absorbed in Supreme Consciousness. Live simply non accumulation of superfluous things. Live simply non accumulation of superfluous things. Slide 9 Yama Practice how to achieve Auto-suggestion (self-suggestion). Auto-suggestion (self-suggestion). Keeping good company. Keeping good company. Apply opposite thoughts when negative propensities arise in our mind. Apply opposite thoughts when negative propensities arise in our mind. We have duty towards others, without expectation that others have a duty towards us. We have duty towards others, without expectation that others have a duty towards us. Slide 10 Principles of Niyama Principles that guide my relationship with myself. Principles that guide my relationship with myself. Depend on me, no external entity required. Depend on me, no external entity required. Slide 11 Principles of Niyama Cleanliness of the body and of the mind. Cleanliness of the body and of the mind. Contentment. Contentment. To undergo physical hardship to attain the objective. To undergo physical hardship to attain the objective. Deep learning - the study, with proper understanding, of scriptures and philosophical books. Deep learning - the study, with proper understanding, of scriptures and philosophical books. Meditation on Supreme Consciousness. Meditation on Supreme Consciousness. Slide 12 Niyama Practice how to achieve Mental purity - kindliness towards all creatures, charity, working for the welfare of others. Be cheerful always. Doing service. Slide 13 Practicing Yama and Niyama In our daily life we make efforts to apply the principles of Yama and Niyama. In our daily life we make efforts to apply the principles of Yama and Niyama. As a consequence our thoughts will be more balanced and harmonious. As a consequence our thoughts will be more balanced and harmonious. Our actions will be guided by deeper thoughts and not only external stimulus. Our actions will be guided by deeper thoughts and not only external stimulus. Slide 14 Homework List practical ways of applying the principles of Yama and Niyama in our daily life. List practical ways of applying the principles of Yama and Niyama in our daily life. Slide 15 Our Meditation Practice Mantra meditation with Baba Nam Kevalam Mantra meditation with Baba Nam Kevalam Slide 16 Baba Nam Kevalam meaning of the mantra All is the Supreme Consciousness All is the Supreme Consciousness Love is all there is Love is all there is Slide 17 Let us meditate now Baba Nam Kevalam Baba Nam Kevalam

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