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Why is Yoga called union when it is the mind that actually dissolves?

The union of Atma and Paramatma is called Yoga which you have already stated. Such a definition is found in several scriptures. From Devi Bhagavatam 7.35 for example: Himâlayâ said :-- "O Mahes'...
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Everything is a thought then why does this present moment feel so real?

The only reason this very moment feels so real is because it borrows existence from you. I really didn't understand what YouTube commentator meant by phrase it borrows existence from you. But you (...
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Is there other technique which Lord Krishna has given in Gita to keep our mind steady?

When Sri Krishna talks about controlling the mind, we shouldn’t think of ‘techniques’ as in ways that are shortcuts with immediate results. The mind is not a switch that can be turned on and off at ...
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Is there other technique which Lord Krishna has given in Gita to keep our mind steady?

Practice & Detachment The similar Q&A happened during the discourse of Bhagavad Gita as well: BG 6.33-6.34: Arjuna said O Madhusudana, this Yoga that has been spoken by you as summary, I do ...
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According to Vedas which one is a better guide - Mann or Budhdhi?

Neither. One should rely on scripture in making decisions. While the brain/mind/heart may produce all sorts of beliefs about morality, i.e. what one should do and should not do, the sole source of ...
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Prayers for Mind?

Visit What are some online sources to get unabridged Hindu Scriptures or to learn Hinduism? to find and read scriptures. You can easily read/find Vedas in original Sanskrit at Sanskrit Wikisource, ...
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Results of doing pooja with vs without mana (interest/Mind)

In general,the Scriptures say that Puja/worship/Japa done without mindfulness are not at all fruitful. For example,the Kularnava Tantra says: Success in japa lies in his hands who is decked with ...
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What is positive thinking? How is it developed?

Here, I just tried to explain positive energy and How to boost up it with a different method and one example. It is all about human being not Just for Hinduism. Positive Energy: It is just not ...
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Is the mind a product of maya?

No only when it is one (or connected) with the Supreme soul or the Consciousness, it can create everything and anything, including all the Tattvas, and which include the mind etc .. This Âtman ...
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Questions on thoughts of Jealousy, Lust and Anger.......do they ever stop and where are they stored?

Everything depends on your practice. The more you practice control over the senses the less negative thoughts will be affecting you. In the Bhagavad Gita also, when Arjuna says that stopping mind is ...
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Why did God made mind so hard to control?

Trying to give a simplified answer to a complex and fundamental question, Acharyas have addressed this in their philosophical treatises. Pardon my limitations here. The jivatma's desire to enjoy ...
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What is Mindedness(chitt ekaagrata) based on Hinduism?

In Patanjali Yoga-Sutras the word Dharana is used to denote mindfulness or chitt ekagrata as desired by you - Mindedness with proper practice and Idol Worship Patanjali is defining this phenomena as. ...
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How many types of intelligence or dimension of mind?

To first of all I would like to say that your question has the big mistake from the Vedic sight because the concepts of mind and intellect have a big difference. The Intelligence is not a dimension of ...
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According to Vedas which one is a better guide - Mann or Budhdhi?

As per VedAnta. Actually you have already answered in your Qn. In a way there is no competition or comparison between Mann & Buddhi. It's like employee & boss respectively. From scriptures, ...
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What is the difference between Buddhi (बुद्धि) and Mann (मन)?

Atma is the most Powerful which controls Buddhi. Budhi is more Powerful and should control and guide the Mann for decision making. Mann is more Powerful than Indriya (sense organs). Atma is the ...
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What is the difference between Buddhi (बुद्धि) and Mann (मन)?

The Sanskrit word Yoga has its literal root “yuj”, meaning, to join, to unite, or, to attach. One who practices Yoga is a Yogi or Yogini. The form of YogA which originated in ancient India is ...
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According to Vedas which one is a better guide - Mann or Budhdhi?

Considering Upanishad as Vedas. Intellect (Buddhi) is superior to the mind (mana). From Katha Upanishad. 'Beyond the senses there are the objects, beyond the objects there is the mind, beyond the ...
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Do any of the darshanas believe that Buddhi is the Self?

Though I don't know of any specific sources which directly claim that Self is Intellect/Thought, ie Atma is Buddhi, but you can certainly find that such schools existed - one being the Buddhist - as ...
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What is the difference/relation between Chitta and Manas

People use these two terms loosely. Manas usually stands for deliberation and citta for recollection. However, somethimes both manas and citta are used to signify the entire mind. It all depends on ...
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Why did God made mind so hard to control?

Please note that there is no such shloka in Bhagavad-gita. you have mixed up couple of shlokas. also to say god made this or that is creationism theory which is not from our shashtras. in bhagavad-...
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Are our actions outcome of mind & body or of soul?

Who does the actions is emphasized atleast twice in Bhagavad Gita by Shri Krishna that Prakriti alone does all the actions and it happens by default. But due to the deluded false ego, the Jiva assumes ...
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how to understand this body is also conciousness?

Mind does not resolves in deep sleep rather exists in seed form. Had mind merged into consciousness, then samadhi would have ensued. But after waking up, you are still able to recall the experience of ...
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How to gain mental strength?

Bhagavad Gita 6.5: “उद्धरेदात्मनात्मानं नात्मानमवसादयेत् । आत्मैव ह्यात्मनो बन्धुरात्मैव रिपुरात्मनः ॥ “One should lift up oneself by oneself. One should not let oneself get depressed or defeated -...
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How to gain mental strength?

What nothing can do, faith does. Many of the mantras to say in layman's term act as positive affirmations. But, I rather keep Science away from spirituality as there's nothing to prove in spiritual ...
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How to control /manage the mind when angry and lustful thoughts attack you very badly?

Anger is the negative emotion that hits the mind and body badly. To overcome the strong emotions, you have to do work on your mind thoughts lets reduce the frequency of thoughts through pranayama as ...
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mindful action is related to the naive notion of morality and ethics

Krishna was not advocating murder. Krishna advocated the path of minimum violence to uphold Dharma. It is not always possible to eschew violence. One can not live life by running away from evil. There ...
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Do scriptures say anything about 'Buddhi Karmaanu Saarini'?

Bhartṛhari's Nītiśataka has a similar verse: karmāyattaṃ phalaṃ puṃsāṃ buddhiḥ karmānusāriṇī | tathāpi sudhiyā bhāvyaṃ suvicāryaiva kurvatā || 1.89 || Although the result of his ...
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Do scriptures say anything about 'Buddhi Karmaanu Saarini'?

A Partial answer. The question is sometimes your mind makes the choices without your consciousness that drives you towards your destiny. Is it true? Was it mentioned anywhere in hindu ...
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