Mental Factory

Now I will take you to the most wonderful mental factory. It is very close to you; it is a wonder of wonders. Even a rank materialist, if he is very sincere, will be turned into a perfect theist, instantly, if he closes his eyes for a moment and seriously reflects on the working of…

Change Your Habits

Mind is a bundle of habits. Bad habits and prejudices, hidden in one’s nature, will be brought to the surface of the mind when the opportunity comes. If you change the habits you can also change your character. You sow a habit and reap a character. You sow a character and reap a destiny. Habits…

Utilize the Subconscious Mind

The mental processes are not limited to the field of consciousness alone. The field of subconscious mentation is of a much greater extent than that of conscious mentation. Messages when ready, come out like a flash from the subconscious mind to the surface of the conscious mind, through the trap-door in the subconscious mind. Only…

How Impressions are Formed

An experience in the sense plane sinks into the depths of the subconscious mind. There it becomes a samskara (an impression). The impression of an experience is formed, in the citta, (subconscious mind), at the very moment that the mind experiences it. There is no gap between the present experience and the formation of the…

Waves of Ganga

Experience is never possible without consciousness. Anything that is eternal must be infinite and unlimited. Consciousness is unlimited; the consciousness of limitation shows that consciousness is greater than limitation. Perfection is the attainment of immortal life or pure consciousness. The enquiry of, “Who am I ?” leads to self-realisation (Brahma-joana). Divine wisdom can be attained…

On Vritti

The mind stuff is citta. It is a mental substance. Vrtti or thought-wave is a modification of the mind-stuff. It is a process. Just as waves and bubbles arise from the surface of the ocean. so also these vrttis arise on the surface of the mind-ocean. Just as the sun’s rays emanate from the sun,…

Hoist Your Flag

In a way the founding fathers wanted the entire America to be a Yogaville. That’s what their intention was. And of course the founding fathers here wanted that. The founding sages and saints of all the great religions wanted this kind of freedom and independence or liberation throughout the universe. They didn’t even bother to…

How to Cultivate Right Thinking

Every thought has an image, form, dimension, weight, shape, colour, etc. Thought is as much matter as a piece of stone. A table is a mental image plus some external something. Whatever you see outside has a counterpart in the mind. The pupil is a small round thing in the eye and the retina is…