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Brahmakumari Pari on the necessity of thought management for proper life management

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An excerpt from the book 'How to think' by Sister Pari of the Prajapita Brahmakumaris on the necessity of thought management for proper life management...
 

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A human mind thinks approximately 60000 to 70000 per day; out of this 90% goes waste. Most of these thoughts are generated automatically to bring about a continuous flow of thoughts in the mind. Since we are usually not paying attention to these thoughts, we may not be aware that numerous thoughts are streaming through our mind. The creation of these thoughts is inspired by what we see and hear during the day.

What we think in the mind is reflected in our words and karma/actions, and it leads to the formation of habits. Our collection of karma, and habits, create our destiny. For this reason, we should be more careful of what we think.

Have you ever tried to check your thoughts? We are hardly conscious of our thoughts and, generally, we do not monitor the way we think.If we become aware of how we think, we can check our thoughts and change it; if we can change our thoughts we can change our destiny. ~ Brahmakumari Pari ( Extract from book 'How to think' )

 

 

 

A problem is solved by making an indepth study, understanding its root causes and managing it intelligently.

Here we find the Prajapita Brahmakumaris stating that the habits and characters we develop have their root cause in the thoughts we allow ourselves to think.

Rather than allowing our compulsive thoughts and emotions to propel us to compulsive behavior and activities, by being aware of our thoughts in the first place, we can put a rein on our turbulent thoughts and emotions and restrain them from carrying us to activities which are wasteful and shallow, and instead divert these energies to productive channels.

 
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Go deeper.....energy management....notice the slightest fluctuations in your intent. This is true mastery 

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I'd personally recommend the Tibetan Lojong teachings on "7 Point Mind Training". The slogans, practiced diligently, change the way your relate to your thoughts, emotions, mind, and ultimately, reality. This coupled with open awareness meditation, a practice without technique , allows the real nature of mind to be recognized and rested in. Being able to conjure open awareness by letting the mind settle into its nature is the "antidote" to most of our struggle with mind and thoughts.

 

My favorite text and commentary on the original teaching is "The Great Path of Awakening":

 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/554415.The_Great_Path_of_Awakening

 

A more recent, and easier read is Norman Fischer's version:

 

https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/15792605-training-in-compassion

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