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Saturday, 4 October 2014

Mastering - Power Of Concentration

The secret of mastering the power of concentration
 is through deep meditation
In my last post, I talked about the Power of Concentration and I ended that with a question – Can we become the master of using the power of concentration? Well, my answer to that is – yes.

The Yogis say that we can attain perfect control of our mind. Before I jump on talking more on this subject, I want to tell you something about the danger in developing the power of concentration. The danger that I am talking about is in not being able to detach ourselves as per our will after concentrating our mind on any object. This state causes great sufferings.  Most of our suffering is caused because we do not have the power to detach ourselves. Thus, along with the development of concentration, we must develop the power of detachment. The Yogis say, that we must learn the art of attaching the mind to one thing exclusively, and also to detach at a short notice and place it on something else. These two, attachment and detachment of mind should be developed together to make it safe.

This is systematic development of the mind. I believe that the very essence of education is concentration of mind and not collecting of facts. Swami Vivekananda had once said that, there is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point.

The first step in training the mind is to begin with breathing. Regular breathing puts the body in a harmonious condition, where it becomes easy to reach the mind. While we are breathing, it is important to consider the posture. The proper position is any posture where one can sit easily. The spine should be kept free and the weight of the body should be supported by the ribs. It is said, that do not try by contrivances to control the mind, simple breathing is all that is required in that line.

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