control the mind

How to control the mind ?

Dear Divine Friend,

I hope you are doing your homework, i.e. regular spiritual Yoga on Kriya Yoga Practice, twice daily. This will enable you to maintain mental and physical balance, spiritual, and material balance. Life is to be lived, healthy, happy, positively, and divinely.

ॐकारं बिंदुसंयुक्तं नित्यं ध्यायंति योगिनः ।
कामदं मोक्षदं चैव ॐकाराय नमो नमः ॥

omkaaram bindu-aamyuktam nityam dhyaayanti yoginah
kaamadam mokssadam chaiva omkaaraaya namo namah


English Translation:

The spiritual people meditate daily on the Divine Sound and its Energy. This blesses them with the fulfillment of material needs, spiritual needs, and God Realization. From here starts the current of sense and mind control.

इंद्रियानम मनोनाथा, मनोनाथस्थु मारुताह |
मारुताहस्थ लायनथा सा लया नादम आश्रित ||
indriyanam mano natho manonathastu marutah
marutasya layo nathah sa layo nadam ashritah


English Translation:

One should try to control the senses with the help of Mind, Mental or Will Power.

Mind Control

One should control the mind with the help of the power of air or breath (Pranayama). The power of air or breathing itself should be regulated and controlled by deep concentration. This means the elimination of all thoughts. The elimination of all thoughts called Laava, achieved by listening to and perceiving the Divine Sounds. Now we have some idea about mind control. Yoga scriptures also give another beautiful example. This is of controlling the restlessness of the mind by listening to and meditating on the Divine Sound. When the wings of a high flying bird are completely broken, it can no longer fly. It is incapable of becoming uncontrollable. Similarly, by listening to the Divine Sound and meditating on it, the mind becomes quiet and manageable. 

What is this divine sound?

The divine sound is also known as Anaahat Dhwani, Aum Dhwani or Aum sound, Sabda Brahma, or Naada Brahma. The sound is constantly going on, it never stops. It never comes neither go. It is the hum of vibratory energy of the cosmic motor of the Creation. It is directly perceived by the consciousness when you practice the Om Sadhana and Soham Sadhana of our original Kriya Yoga. The divine sound is also known as Pranava. In the Holy Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna has describes, that God is the Pranava or Om. In the great book of Shakti Upasana on Durga or the Chandi scriptures, it mentions that the Divine Mother or the Direct Power of God appears as the Om sound or Pranava.

From this Pranava, all the 50 letters of the Sanskrit alphabet have been borne. It is practiced chanting the monosyllable Om or by listening to it by the Kriya Yoga techniques. The Divine Sound comes in at least 12 pitches or rhythms, which are melodious and invigorating. And at the same time very calming and soothing. By practicing Kriya Yoga daily twice, one can remove the mental and physical restlessness and imbalance. It can remove all the negative and sinful qualities of the mind as well as irregularities in the body functions.

How to listen to the divine sound or perceive it?

The easiest way is to take Kriya Yoga initiation and learn it. You can also learn it from one of our Yogacharyas or authentic teachers of our Kriya Yoga Order. For those who are already initiated, please remember and practice the Om Sadhana and Soham Sadhana sincerely, correctly and be Blessed. The quality of life you want is in your hands. Practice and develop purity. Practice and be perfect.

I pray to god and our merciful Gurus to Bless you, Guide you, Protect you and Inspire you.

With Love and Blessings to you. Humbly,
Paramahansa Atmananda Ji