Concentration. Mouni Sadhu. 3. PREFACE. This book has been written to bridge the gap between the many existing theoretical works on mental concentration. Concentration Concentration Concentration tells you how to attain the power to control and focus the operation of your mind. In these pages Mouni Sadhu, the. Title, Concentration Mandala Books. Author, Mouni Sadhu. Edition, reprint. Publisher, Mandala Books, Original from, the University of California. Digitized.
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In contemporary occult and psychological literature we can find an excess of’aids’ in all directions. There are seldom cases where the failure is so marked that the student is unable to perform even the first, elementary exercises although even these are not easy.
Only then can we penetrate and illuminate what is still darkness for us. Analysing the process of prayer, we will find, that there are different kinds concenhration degrees of it, more or less perfect and sadhuu, and therefore, more or less effective. It is very different with concentration. Did these exercises of physical endurance bring any real ability, or were they only temporary stimulants and conditioning of outer circumstances?
They are, indeed, only temporary and do not exist for ever. In the works of that great contemporary mystic and disciple of a true master—the late Paul Sedir of France who died inwe may find many scientific descriptions of this exalted form of prayer, for he was fortunate enough to be able to practice such worship.
Mouni Sadhu settled in Melbourne the remainder of his life. It is to enable you to pass consciously from the three lower states i. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.
It is the power of concentration which can be, and so often is, used in the form of what we call ‘prayer’. Edward rated it it was amazing Aug 29, If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
This chapter must be well understood and agreed with before the exercises are started. I will deliberately refrain from describing the great benefits to a student’s life, when the supreme chance occurs—i. But what we experience in dreams where the former world of Jagrat disappears and cannot be found, is very different from the waking state.
The West still remembers with caution, the misuse of powers of concentration by immoral men black magicians.
If they cannot stop their bad habits, which they know perfectly well are harmful for them, where then would they find enough inner strength to overcome their mental apathy and laziness?
Then you are not the one directing your life, but rather you are a slave of some powers which are not exactly known to you. There is no room here nor purpose in enumerating many of them, so I shall limit the examples to one which is the most striking because of its superb simplicity, authenticity and modesty, so typical of the Christian saints of the highest order.
Among them was a kind of necromancy and also the exteriorization of the astral 50 Concentration The Western Tradition Heart before Mind body of a living person and its projection, with the intention of influencing others for the operator’s own purposes, without any fear of judicial retribution.
Their number is legion; clairvoyance, clairaudience and such things are not worth having, when so much far greater illumination and peace of mind are possible without them than with them.
The ‘Fourth’ state of consciousness or Turiya is, from the point of view of an average man, the super-consciousness. Beautiful angel-like women tried to force him to look at them in the hope of inciting him to commit a sin.
But, when He is conscious and fully active in goodness He is considered as being in a ‘dormant’ state in the things we call evil. To specify, because I am not being very clear, there is a distinct difference between stating what your goals are in a matter of fact way and speaking of them in a delusional or day-dream manner. At this point, other factors come into play which are hard to foresee in the beginning.
It would be impossible to repeat in Meditation the material previously expounded in other books. Because a simple physical law is at work.
Under such conditions a man should abandon the whole enterprise as being too premature. Unfortunately, too many people of mediocre intelligence readily sadhi such treacherous and senseless statements.
I highly recommend this book if you want to concentdation to the core of the “meditation matter”. What you should do on the other hand is constantly feed your body very complex carbohydrates throughout the day as these metabolize slowly. There was too wide a gap between the elementary exercises—which could not confer any special abilities on me sadnu soon—and the abstract and ready- made ideas, borrowed from what to me at the time, was a foreign philosophy. Unknown Binding Verified Purchase.
This means, that it is recognized—not without good reason—that first must come the purification and strengthening of the seat of human emotions, which often creates so many difficulties for aspirants of spirituality. It is only a necessary ability and foncentration which allows a man a higher and better level of life-consciousness, otherwise unattainable for laymen in this particular subdivision of occult training. Later on, the process may become much faster, as your experience grows and with it—your will-power.
Concentration : An Outline for Practical Study
It is then that the development of the mind’s powers cannot be dangerous, either for their owners or for their surroundings. The book sheds light on willpower in a scientific way with plenty of examples of studies that have been conducted over the past couple of decades and some of the conclusions that have been drawn. There is no need for any proof or special explanation. In such a case there is nothing more to say than: Can you use a car, even after using dozens of manuals about motor construction and driving, without spending several hours on practical lessons with an concenyration tutor?
It is God who should be praised and worshipped, not His servants.
Concentration: A Guide to Mental Mastery by Mouni Sadhu
In essence, mind is rather like a neutral sort of energy, not evil, not good. For this first exercise, and maybe others, do not attempt to eliminate thoughts, concenntration reduce thoughts, or analyse during conxentration exercise. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I am referring to the cures and other super-physical activities of those few ‘friends of God’ as Paul Sedir so beautifully styled them.
In Days of Great Peace deals with the experiences leading to the enlargement of consciousness, while Concentration gives the necessary explanations and techniques for the first step, that is, domination of one’s mind. The terms esoteric and arcane have very similar meanings, and the three terms are interchangeable’.
It is possible, but only in very rare cases, as it calls for an exceptional intelligence and knowledge of laws which are inaccessible to the majority of us.
A dated but relevant book on mental mastery. And this side of things is often overlooked by second-class teachers of Yoga.
The best exponents, apart from a few dissentients, fix attention first and foremost on the moral purification of man and his religious, devotional sense. Another obstacle is ‘instinctive materialism’ on the part of the prospective student. It is indeed very hard to learn to meditate if your mind has been trained to “multitask”, which is not healthy from even a modern psychological standpoint.