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Control of Mind


1. It was calm during meditations on most of the days but not quiet on some days. It was not disturbing but some activity used to be there which was not clear at all.
No activity of the mind or total absence of thoughts is possible only when you die. Read the articles on Control of Mind and Concentration several times so that you can understand this system which is not the same as other systems.

2. During meditation I had imperience of various conditions. (a) I did not experience holding of thought. (b) Sometimes very unsettled feeling throughout. But perseverance was there with a feeling that this too shall pass. (c) Many times very settled feeling that I am satisfied to be in His thought. (d) Thoughts on gift of Pranahuti and Rev Master’s methods especially cleaning. (e) Social thoughts towards betterment of others. (f) All outside thoughts are based on recent events only mostly based on what I read in papers. (g) Very rarely I get thoughts of people who helped me in my education and job. (h) 1 hour of meditation goes of very fast and there is uniformity of feeling in the 1 hour.
During meditation meditate as prescribed and do not engage yourself in all sorts of thought whether they are good or bad is not a point at all. What you have listed cannot be classified as imperience as they are all floating thoughts that is descriptive of the Kshipta state of mind. The conditions of imperience relate mostly to the conditions mentioned in the book “Towards Infinity”.

3. Except for few times, I did not remember holding of thoughts.
No thought ever holds us; it is our mind that tries to play with them.

4. Meditated at around 6:30 AM. Felt lighter on many days in spite of the thoughts coming on father’s health. Felt expansion on one day. Felt lowliness on many days.
This only shows your vikshipta state of mind.

5. During Morning meditations, felt nothingness on some days and calmness on other days.
There is enormous difference between Torpor and Nothingness. Usage of words needs to be done carefully.

6. Doing regularly but have some instability of posture. Also lot of day to day thoughts occur.
As far posture do not bother; over a period of time it gets settled with certain amount of will. Regarding thoughts annihilation of thoughts is not our aim. Please do read again Master’s article on control of mind and concentration.

7. Before attending the Basant celebrations, I was in a state of complacency and sadhana was poor, cleaning was almost nil. My feeling was, whenever I close my eyes and observe my condition, it was calm and hence the complacent feeling. Also some specific states of consciousness were questioning the existence of Divinity and Master.
They are ofcourse states of consciousness but that is called Mooda.

8. My stupid mind used to succumb to a small negative thought so quickly but failed many times to grasp the many positive thoughts that came to my mind. My precious time got wasted in worrying about the many lapses rather than taking positive steps to correct myself and become regular. I started watching TV, reading and seeing trash and did not have interest or involvement in anything.
Your involvement even as you understand is to behave like an elephant which after having had a good shower likes to put all the rubbish on its head and body. If we do not control our thoughts and habits routine sadhana will be of no use. Avoiding those that are not conducive to our goal is a must and this principle should be strictly followed.

More on Control of Mind:

1. One word about Dharana. During sadhana when our mind is focused on one idea or thing steadily it is called Dharana and this state precedes the state of Dhyana or meditation which ultimately culminates in Samadhi.