मन की शक्तियां और जीवन गठन की साधनाएं
Arise, awake and don’t stop, untill the goal is reached!
After a long break, taking some time out of the hectic schedule, we are back with an another piece of precious book summary of the book ‘मन की शक्तियां और जीवन गठन की साधनाएं‘ by our beloved Swami Vivekananda. Enjoy Reading!
If a man is willing to achieve the goal of life [According to Swami Vivekananda, the meaning of ‘goal’ is self realization, to deeply understand our very own self, and this universe], it is necessary to him to understand the nature of mind and its powers, which are just amazing.
Through this book Swami Vivekananda has very well described how one could attain that extreme level of existence.
Swami Vivekananda says, since all ages, all the people of the world have been believing in supernatural events. Everyone has heard about many wonderful miracles and some of us including he himself has experienced such miracles in various stages of his life span. He also says that, YES, it is true that most of these miracles are fraud, but whenever we see a deception, there we also have to believe that it is copied from somewhere, there must be some truth from where it has been copied. As only existent things can be copied, the non-existent’s cannot. And these miracles can only be achieved through the power of mind, which in addition can only be achieved through practice.
Even in our daily life, we come across several events which may seem to be impossible at one sight, but are accomplished by some or the other person in this world. These are just the examples of the power of mind.
The human mind is vast though is just a small fragment of this universe. And, each and every mind has an attachment, if not at the conscious then at the sub-conscious level. Also, every mind, may be anywhere has the power to take part in each and every business going in and around the world.
Next comes is the thought transference. Here, the thoughts of one person can be sub-consciously transferred to any other person sitting anywhere, in any corner of this world. And these are not just accidental things. The distance does not matter, the thoughts are transferred anyhow to the other person and, they understand that message and act accordingly too. But the question is how could it be possible. These things are only heard in fairy tales. But as said, where there is a will there is a way, the power of mind can transform these supernatural thoughts to reality.
Next comes is the personality. It is the only thing which strikes any person’s mind the first and the most. The personality covers two third of a person’s influence on others and the rest one third is the knowledge and the words. But why influence any other person? because it is the most effective way by which one can bring change in this world. So how to develop our personality? Our karma builds our personality. And how do we build our karma? through the power of mind.
There are so many things in and around this universe, is there any way we could understand them? by knowing the power of our mind and using it for self realization, as nothing is beyond self realization. The whole of this universe is contained within that self realization only.
I know these words may seem to be very heavy for you all, but to understand the depth of these words, I would recommend to go and get the understanding of the holy GITA as it is the base of every teaching in this whole world. You can also refer to it’s summary – https://theanamikapandey.com/srimad-bhagavad-gita/ . But for now let’s try to understand Swamiji’s teachings, let’s continue.
We always say that we don’t have any control on our thoughts and our karma. So how could we get that control? As we all know our mind is very distracting, so if we try to control our thoughts in it’s rudimentary stage before it starts it’s actions, then we can have a control on our thoughts. Those whose minds are under their control, they can even influence the mind of others.
Now to understand in a simplified way, how we can control our mind, you can refer to my previous summary on HOW TO CONTROL YOUR MIND? – https://theanamikapandey.com/how-to-control-your-mind/
The power of mind is such that one could attain the state of self realization in our one single lifespan and there would be no rebirths required.
There is no such knowledge which can’t be unveiled through the power of mind. With this power we can achieve anything we want. But now the question is, how we could sense that power of mind? The answer is, through practice, salvation and patience.
If the world’s pace is towards distress and it get repeated again and again, then it is the descendence of the world. And if the pace of the world is towards progress and growth, then it is the ascendence of the world.
The first and foremost process of life building is to study our own body and soul, but we are busy giving advice to others, we are more interested to know what’s going on in others life, rather than focusing on our self realization, when there are countless things to study on ourselves. The next step is the upgradation in our society life and fulfilling our karmas. This will lead to freedom, which will help us reach our that final goal. This will help in unfolding the mysteries of nature and put us above the cycle of rebirth and redeath. This will help us reach that peaceful state of mind. But the thing is that we cannot attain all these blessings, untill we have a true ardent desire to achieve that self realized and God attained state. Superficial desires can never help us achieve that state.
The true Swami is one who is not attached to the material things, the things which are temporary and to the fruits of the karma; he is only attached to that Supreme power. And with the power of mind and karma, he can achieve everything which are more than enough to comfort his life ( though it is to be noted that, even having achieved such comfort, the true Swami is not attached to that comfort either). And that attachment free state is only attained through hardship, practice, consistency, patience and faith.
After having prepared to attain that divine state, one finds several ways to achieve them either –
- KARMA YOGA – Through the state of focusing on karma (action) and duties
- BHAKTI YOGA – Through the state of bhaki and prem
- RAJ YOGA – Through the state if renunciation and self control
- GYAN YOGA – Through the state of knowledge
All these are just different paths to reach that same destination through the power of mind – self realization and the God knowing state.
So, this was all about the great teachings of Swami Vivekananda through his book, मन की शक्तियां और जीवन गठन की साधनाएं . Hope you have learnt something from these great teachings and would try to bring in some changes in your life too.
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