Conquest of Mind

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Item Code: IDK747
Author: Swami Sivananda
Language: English
Edition: 2019
ISBN: 8170520606
Pages: 368
Cover: Paperback
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Born on the 8th September, 1887, in the illustrious family of Sage and Appayya Dikshitar and several other renowned saints and savants, Sri Swami Sivananda had a natural flair for a life devoted to the study and practice of Vedanta. Added to this was a an inborn eagerness to serve all and an innate feeling of unity with all mankind.

His passion for service drew him to the medical career; and soon he gravitated to where he thought that his service was most needed. Malaya claimed him. He had earlier been editing a health journal and wrote extensively on health problem. He discovered that people needed right knowledge most of all; dissemination of that knowledge he espoused as his own mission.

It was divine dispensation and the blessing of God upon mankind that the doctor of body and mind renounced his career and took to a life of renunciation to qualify for ministering to the soul of man. He settled down at Rishikesh in 1924, practiced intense austerities and shone as a great Yogi, saint, sage and Jivanmukta.

In 1932, Swami Sivananda started the Sivanandashram. In 1936 was born the Divine Life Society. In 1948 the Yoga-Vedanta forest Academy was organised. Dissemination of spiritual knowledge and training of people in Yoga and Vedanta were their aim and object. In 1950 Swamiji undertook a lightning tour of India and Ceylon. In 1953 Swamiji convened a 'World Parliament of Religion'. Swamiji is the author of over 300 volumes and has disciples all over the world, belonging to all nationalities, religions and creeds. To read Swamiji's works is to drink at the Fountain of wisdom Supreme. On 14th July, 1963 Swamiji entered Mahasamadhi.


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Sri Swami Sivananda has always laboured in a Divine way, on a grand scale, for the spread of the Wisdom of spiritual India, and for the dissemination of practical knowledge on Mind and its total control and conquest. So great has been his contribution to the world's spiritual literature, human happiness and enlightenment, and so high is his spiritual Eminence that he has been justly esteemed as at once a Patanjali, a Vyasa, a Yajnavalkya, a Sankara, an all-compassionate Saint and a dynamic integral Yogi.

This book is presents a number of most helpful hints on the Nature of Mind and many methods for the success, seekers after Truth, psychologists, and others who are seeking peace of mind and happiness in life, this work will be found highly useful.




  Introductory xvii
Part One
1. Mind-conquest by Introspection 3
2. Mind-conquest by Discrimination 4
3. Mind-conquest by Yoga and Jnana 5
i. Removal of the three Mental Defects 5
ii. The Difficulty of Mind-control 5
iii. Conquest by Yoga and Jnana 5
iv. Need for Intelligent Methods 5
v. pratipakshabhavana 6
vi. Conquest by Abhyasa 6
vii. The Role of Pranayama 7
4. Mind-conquest-Ten Important Methods 8
i. By Vichara 8
ii. By Eradication of Ego 8
iii. By Vairagya 8
iv. By Abhyasa 8
v. By Non-attachment 9
vi. By Vasanakshaya 9
vii. By Pranayama 9
viii. By Control of Thoughts 9
ix. By Renunciation, Equanimity and Balance 9
x. By Devotion and Service 10
5. Mind-conquest by Thought-culture 11
6. Practical Instructions on Mind-control 13
7. Higher Methods for Mind-conquest 16
i. Achievement of Manojaya 16
ii. Inner Yogic Sadhana 17
iii. Secret of Yoga Sadhana 18
iv. Secret of Manonasa 19
8. Meditation for Mind-control 20
i. Hints on Mind-control 20
ii. Meditation – The Divine Way to Subdue the Mind 21
iii. Training the Mind to Its Task 22
iv. Greatest Hidden Enemy 23
v. Mastery Over the Mind 24
9. Conquest of Mind's Strongholds 26
10. States of Mind and Principles of Mental Discipline 28
i. The Four States of Mind 28
ii. Walking, Dreaming and Sleep 28
iii. Sleep-walkers 28
iv. Vikalpa Vritti 29
v Mental Discipline 29
vi. Pure Mind, Pure Reflection 31
11. Method of Self-analysis 32
12. Fruits of Self-control 34
i. Mind-control by Self-control 34
ii. Mind-control by Asanga and Mumukshutva 36
13. Rajayogic Method for Mind-conquest 37
i. Yama and Niyama 37
ii. Asana and Pranayama 37
iii. Pratyahara and Dharana 38
iv. Dhyana and Samadhi 39
v Rewards of Samadhi 39
14. Mind-conquest by Religious Life 40
15. Corner-stones of Mind-control 42
16. The Art of Talking the Mind Into Control 44
i. To the Mind 44
ii. Listen, O Mind 44
iii. Soar High Like a Kite 44
iv. Roam Not, O Mind 44
17. Questions and Answers on Mind-control 46
18. Mastery Over the Mind 48
i. Disentanglement of the Mind 48
ii. Peace of Mind 48
iii. Barrier of Egoism 48
iv. The Deluded Mind 49
v The True Source of Delight 49
vi. Liberation by Mind-dissolution 49
Part Two
19. Mind – Studies in Its Structure 53
i. What Is Mind? 53
ii. Mind as the Universe 53
iii. Mind as Sankalpa 53
iv. Storehouse of Impressions 53
v. Stuff of the Mind 54
20. The Many Phases of the Mind 55
i. Fourfold Antakharana 55
ii. Strata of Mind 55
iii. The Three Avasthas 55
iv. The Three Forms of Mind 55
v. The Sattvic Guna 55
21. The Dynamic of the Mind 57
i. Pure and Impure Mind 57
ii. Functions of the Mind 57
iii. Power of the Mind 57
iv. Play of the Mind 57
v. The Mischievous Mind 58
22. Mind – Its Manifestations and Its Resistances 59
i. Thought and Facial Expression 59
ii. the Inner War 59
iii. Fight With Evil 59
iv. Remove the Dirt in the Mind-radio 59
v. The Creeper-Mind 60
23. Mind, World, Inner Discipline and Spiritual Progress 61
i. Mind and the World 61
ii. Analysis of Mind 63
iii. Inner Discipline 64
iv. Mind and spiritual Progress 65
v. Watch the Mind 66
24. Basic Tendencies of Mind and Their Control 67
25. Studies in Instincts and Emotions 70
26. Psychology of Sentiment, Conscience and Spiritual Progress 72
27. Lessons in Analogies, on Mind 74
i. Mind Is Very Treacherous 74
ii. Do Not Co-operate With the Mind 74
iii. Mind Is Like Ghee 74
iv. Mind Is Like Rice-paste 75
v. Mind Is Like the Fountain-Pen 75
vi. The Tainted Mind 75
vii. Ripples of the Mind 75
28. Philosophical Studies in Egoism and Its Elimination 77
29. Guiding Lights for Self-conquest 83
30. Precepts for Practice of Mind-control 87
31. Mind-conquest by Spiritual Culture 90
32. Importance of Thought-force 93
Part Three
33. Mind – Its Features, Nature and Conquest 97
i. Philosophy of the Mind 97
ii. Conquest of the Lower by the Higher 98
iii. Mind as the Basic of the World-process 98
34. Mind – Its Forms, Its Disciplines and Its Subdual 100
i. Mind as the Tree of Samsara 100
ii. The Higher Mind 100
iii. Ego as the Fundamental Mode of Mind 102
iv. Obstacles to Mind-conquest 103
v. The Impure Mind 103
vi. The Inner Training 104
vii. Power the Thought 106
viii. Nature and Fruits of Meditation 107
35. Mind – Its Functions, Its Force, Its Facts 109
i. Mind Creates the World 109
ii. The Thought-force 110
iii. Some Facts of the Mind 111
iv. Mind-conquest by Self-knowledge 111
36. Mind – Its Unchanging Substratum and The Suppression of Its Changing Nature 113
i. Atman Is the Witness 113
ii. Mind Alone Sees and Hears 113
iii. Mind, the Synthetic Organ 114
37. Important Matters on Mind-conquest 115
i. Conquest of Desire 115
ii. Renunciation – the Real Strength 115
iii. Need for a Though Study of the Mind 116
iv. Noble Is Restraint 117
v. Mastery of Mind 117
38. Some Secrets of the Mind 119
i. Mind – The Cause of Everything 119
ii. The Instrumental Status of Mind 119
iii. The Laws of Though 120
iv. Culture of the Mind 121
v. Mysterious Human Mind 121
vi. Vasanas and Vrittis 122
vii. Secret of Sadhana 123
39. New Approaches to Mind – Its Mysteries and Its Conquest 125
i. The Mysterious Mind 125
ii. The Lower Mind 125
iii. Mastery Over Mind 126
iv. Maya Is Within You 126
v. Mates of the Mind; Vanquish Maya 127
vi. Man's Mind, a Great Mystery 127
vii. Harnessing the Powerful Mind 128
40. Mind – Its Philosophy and the Disciplines for Its conquest 130
i. Mind – A philosophical Explanation 130
ii. Beyond Mind 131
iii. Methods for Mind-control 131
iv. Mind a Goat, Chitta a Pig 133
41. Comprehensive knowledge and Techniques of Mind-conquest 135
i. All About Mind 135
ii. How to Control the Mind? 136
iii. Sankalpa and Its Destruction 137
iv. Egoism 138
v Four Forms of Desire 139
vi. Mind-centre and Instrument 139
vii. Mind – A Restless Horse 140
viii. Control of Mind 140
ix. Stopping of Thought 140
x. Good-bye Mind! 141
xi. To the Mind and the Senses 141
Part Four
42. Mind-conquest by Sakshi Bhavana 145
43. Mind-conquest by Brahma-vichara and Brahma-jnana 147
44. Mind-conquest by Pranayama 149
45. Mind-conquest by Sama and Dama 150
46. Mind-conquest by Pratipaksha Bhavana 151
47. Mind-conquest by Kirtan 152
48. Mind-conquest by Passionlessness and Bodily Control 153
49. Mind-conquest by Freedom from Thoughts and Desires 154
50. Mind-conquest by the Mater-thought 155
51. Mind-conquest by a Triple-process 158
52. Mind-conquest by the Method of Opposition 159
53. Mind-conquest by Overcoming Raga-dvesha 160
54. Mind-conquest by Universal Love 161
55. Mind-conquest by Spiritual Vision 163
56. Mind-conquest by Thought-discipline 164
57. Mind-conquest by Elimination of Negative Thoughts 165
58. Mind-conquest by full Occupation 166
59. Mind-conquest by Mind Itself 167
60. Mind-conquest by the Extinction of Kalpanas 168
61. Mind-conquest by the conquest of Mental Habits 170
62. Mind-conquest bya Positive Method 173
63. Mind-conquest by Through Profiting by Adverse Condition 174
64. Mind-conquest by With the Help of Aiding Forces Within 175
65. Mind-conquest by Association With the Spiritual 176
66. Mind-conquest by Persistent Spiritual Efforts 178
67. Mind-conquest by An Affirmation of Spiritual Suzerainty 180
68. Mind-conquest by Circumspection 181
69. Mind-conquest by Withdrawal from Senses-pleasures 182
70. Mind-conquest by Self-watchfulness 184
71. Mind-conquest by the Exhaustion of the Egoistic Forces 186
72. Mind-conquest by Self-purification 187
73. Mind-conquest by Ethical Sadhana 188
74. Mind-conquest by Continued Thought to God 191
75. Mind-conquest by Generation of Spiritual by Currents 192
76. Mind-conquest bythe mist important Sadhana 193
77. Mind-conquest by a Dynamic Sadhana 195
78. Mind-conquest by Antaranga Sadhana 198
79. Mind-conquest by Simple Sadhana 199
80. Mind-conquest by Fivefold Method 201
81. Mind-conquest by a Sevenfold Method 203
82. Mind-conquest by a May-sided Sadhana 205
83. Nature of the Conquered Mind 211
84. Absolute Subdual of the Mind 112
Part Five
  Transcend the Mind 217
  Negate the Mind 217
  Slay the Mind 218
  I Am Not Mind 218
  Mind and Meditation – I 219
  Mind and Meditation – I 219
  mind and Cosmic Consciousness 220
  Mind and Maya 220
  War with the Mind 221
  Vedanta on Mind 221
  Advice to the to the Mind – I 222
  Advice to the Mind – ii 223
  Shave the Mind 223
  Weaning the Mind and the Senses 223
  Destroy the Upadhi - Mind 224
  Control of Mind Is Not Easy 224
  Need for Mental Purity 225
  Price for Mind-conquest 225
  Way to Control the Mind 226
  Wear the Shoe of Discrimination 226
  Conquest of Hope and Anticipation 226
  Sadhana for Mind-control 227
  Song of Sadhana 227
  The Mind-lake 229
  The Mind-river 229
  Loadstone, Mind and Its Absorption 230
  Freedom from Minckand Its Friends 230
  Control of Mind and Its Attendants 230
  Mind-conquest by Thought-culture 231
  More Methods for Mind-Control 231
Appendix One
  Prayer and Devotion for Peace of Mind 235
  Root Cause of Restlessness 235
  Peace of the Self Within – Many Methods for Finding It 236
  Peace of Mind Through Many-sided Self-culture 236
  World-peace and Peace of Mind Through Spiritual Awareness 237
  Meditate and Bring Peace to the World 238
  Peace-techniques for the Nations 239
  Spiritual Nature of Peace 240
  Greatness of the Men of Discrimination and the Infinite Peace 240
  Peace of Mind through Desirelessness 241
  Supreme Peace by Self-conquest 241
  Peace – A Positive Value 242
  A Life of Spiritual Peace 242
  What Is Peace? 243
  Where Is Peace? 244
  How to Find Peace? 244
  Enemies of Mental Peace 245
  Realms of Inner Stillness 245
  Self-knowledge for Peace of Mind 247
  Nature of Inner Peace 247
  Men of Peace – Their Message 248
  Peace from Loyalty to God 248
  Peace by a Simple Life 249
  Peace Through Self-exertion 249
  Peace by Psychological Self-awareness 250
  Peace of Mind by Egolessness 250
  Peace by Doing Good to Others 251
  Peace by Perseverance in Sadhana 251
  Secret of Mental Equipoise 252
  Universality of Restlessness and the Way to Peace 253
  Mental Peace by Fewer Wants 254
  Peace and Happiness by Self-knowledge 255
  Mental Peace Through Saintliness 255
  Real Education Lessons for Finding Peace 256
  Eighteen Lessons for Mental Peace 256
  Nineteen Lessons for Mental Peace 257
  Achievement of Peace – A slow Process 258
  Peace as God and the Key to It 258
  Peace Through Avoidance of Comparisons 258
  Samahita Chitta and Freedom From Wrong Mental Modification 259
  Peace Amidst Din and Bustle of Life 259
  Ignorance the Cause of peacelessness 259
  mental Peace Through Non-attachment 260
  Mental Peace Through Contentment 261
  Mental Peace Through Adaptability 262
  How I Abide in Peace, Now! 262
  Recipe for Peace of Mind 263
  Enemies of Eternal Peace 263
  Prayer for World-Peace 264
  Peace Through Perfection 264
  The Art of finding Peace of Mind 265
  Universal Message of Peace and Love 267
Appendix Two
1. Sivananda's Psychology Techniques for Mind-control – Dr. K.C. Varadachari, M.A., Ph.D 269
2. Sivananda and the New Psychology – Dr. George Arnsby-Jones, M.A. Ph.D 270
3. Status of Consciousness in Sivananda's Philosophical Psychology – Sri Krishnananda 272
4. Sivananda's Conception of Psychological Perfection – Jnana-Bhaskara K.S. Ramaswami Sastri 280
5. Sivananda on Indian and Western Psychology – Jnana-Bhaskara K.S. Ramaswami Sastri 296
6. Sivananda's Psychology –Sri Swami Venkatesananda 299
7. Sivananda as a European Psychoanalyst Understand Him – Dr. Maryse Choisy, D.Psy 300
8. Pursuit of Psychology as Sadhana – Dr. Sri Indra Sen 302
9. Significance of Sivananda's Yoga Exercises for Modern Experimental Psychology – Dr. R. Nagaraja Sarma, M.A., Ph.D., D.Litt 312
  A Glossary of Sanskrit Words 314


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