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Swamiji has quoted great verses in support that waking state karma does not get meted out in dreams state. But as moonstar2001 has commented, there are differing views on this. Since you mentioned Sri Swami Sivananda's quotes, let us see what the great saint Sri Swami Sivananda Himself has said about this: Does dream actions result in karma getting ...


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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'varî! Now tell me the Yoga with all its Amgas (limbs) giving the knowledge of the Supreme Consciousness so that, I may realise my Self, when I practise ...


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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 (or we) feel world as real because you (or we) are not yet realized (did not become a Jivanmukta) and still subjected to mind and senses. For beginners of ...


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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 knowledge of morality is scripture. Here is what Adi Shankaracharya says in his commentary on the Brahma Sutras, while discussing animal sacrifice: [The ...


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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 not see its steady continuance, owing to the restlessness [of mind]. O Krsna, the mind is unsteady, turbulent, strong and obstinate. I consider its control to ...


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By occurring in an individual I assume you mean where in the physical body do these states occur. There seems to be some confusion as to terms. So lets be exact. Please see my answer to this question - Where does a Soul attach to the Body? The ‘Soul’ when seen from universal standpoint is often referred to as the Atman. The Soul when seen from an individual ...


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These questions are dealt with in detail in the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad IV. iii. 10-34. Verse 15 says that "...He remains unaffected by whatever he sees in that [dream] state, for this infinite being is unattached." - Whatever happens in the dream state has no effect on a person's karma, you are unattached to your body and organs and there is no activity ...


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The states of consciousness you're looking for are described in the Mandukya Upanishad of the Atharvana Veda, which you can read here: All this is certainly Brahman. This Self is Brahman. This Self, as such, is possessed of four quarters. (The Self) seated in the waking state and called Vaisvanara who, possessed of the consciousness of the exterior, ...


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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 will. Instead, it is a long process and can be a hard one too. But the results are said to be extremely beneficial. It is more of a purificatory process than one ...


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There seems to be lot of different thoughts regarding Mann and Buddhi, hence expressing another aspect of it. In nutshell from [BG-3.42]: (Sthula) Shariara < Indriya < Mann < Buddhi < Atman/Brahman Sanskrit (Physical) Body < Senses < Mind < Intellect < (True) Self/Soul English This is how the relation between Pancha-Kosha &...


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There are many videos floating on You-tube. I am not sure whether they are explaining it correctly or not but here are few of them. I will try to explore more if you want. The complete Vedas - Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgR9sdy6y8A Rig Veda - Complete chanting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCQCSN38KYY The Vedas- With English Meanings: https:...


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There is one world Tatva (base) please remember it. when person have basic knowledge of anything its called Tatva Gyan (Elementary knowledge). Which is become the principal knowledge. Like in science whatever you see are made from pure or compound of Elements; Elements are made of Particles Electron, Neutron and proton; hence whatever you see are made from ...


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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 sawing anyone. It is just like to realize it. Every those activity which is good for you, good for society, build your self-confidence and create a positive power in ...


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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 as difficult as stopping wind, Krishna says by practice you can stop it. 6.34 For, O Krsna, the mind is unsteady, turbulent, strong and obstinate. I consider ...


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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 again, united with Mâyâ, composed of desires and Karmas, wants to create, due to the want of discrimination, the twenty-four tattvas, according to the previous ...


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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. देशबन्धः चित्तस्य धारणा ॥1॥ deśa-bandhaḥ cittasya dhāraṇā || Yoga Sutras 3.1 || Concentration (dharana) is holding the mind within a center of ...


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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, Buddhi is beyond Mann at absolute level. BG 3.42 — Senses are said to be beyond (to body), Mind is beyond Senses, Intellect (Buddhi) is even beyond Mind (...


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These are the four states of consciousness that exist as they are and a jiva experiences them one after another in a cyclic manner. Just like a person experiences the changing seasons around him, he experiences the first three states almost daily cyclically. But to experience the turiya state a jiva has to raise his consciousness in the waking state, the ...


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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 fragrant flowers, ornaments and clothes. Devoted to the Mantra, with life dedicated to it, with mind centred upon it, wholly given to it, following its ...


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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 supreme power, Ideally!, Buddhi should surrender to Atma, Buddhi should control the Mann and Mann should control Indriya. Mann needs awareness to control the ...


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An advice from Bhagavad-gītā: param drištvā nivartatē (2.59). By getting a higher experience, one gives up the previous interest. So one can gradually change his faith by hearing about the advantages of spiritual practice and the defects of sensual urges. This is again corroborated in Bhagavad-gītā 9.2: rāja-vidyā rāja-guhyam pavitram idam uttamam ...


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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 sense objects is one of the reason mind exists. Mind is difficult to control because it gets habituated to the sense objects, and gets into a tangle of desires ...


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All the emotions are temporary born of senses and ignorance giving only temporary pleasures and their root is self and they stop when one identifies the real self. When body itself is temporary than how can its relatives, emotions, pleasures, ego could be permanent? Subtle, causal, gross body, mind etc., all are sock puppets of One Self Purusha separated by ...


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The following are excerpt from the Sri Ramana Maharshi's teachings - Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi. This may be helpful. In answer to a question by a long resident attendant Sri Bhagavan said: “Everybody complains of the restlessness of the mind. Let the mind be found and then they will know. True, when a man sits down to meditate thoughts rush up by ...


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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 practiced as a combination of physical, mental, and spiritual processes for disciplining one’s BMCA (Budhi, Manas, Chitta, Ahankara) fit enough to steer the Mantra ...


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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 mind there is the intellect, the Great Self is beyond the intellect.' 3.10 Note: There is similar verse in Bhagwat Geeta as well which says the same.


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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 mind! BG (Bhagavad Gita) 3.42 gives the hierarchy of different subtle and gross elements within a particular body: Spirit with soul → Intelligence → Mind → ...


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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-gita atma is said to be unborn, eternal, indestructible, immutable. also prakriti and purusha are both anadi - unoriginated. Looking at your question, it seems ...


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Source: MIND--ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL By SRI SWAMI SIVANANDA Quoting from the above source: Manas, Buddhi, Chitta and Ahankara are only Vritti-bhedas or functional aspects of the mind. The Manas has all things for its objects and extends through the past, present and future; it is one only, but has various functions. You are a Judge when you exercise ...


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