Concentration. Mouni Sadhu. 3. PREFACE. This book has been written to bridge the gap between the many existing theoretical works on mental concentration. Concentration Concentration Concentration tells you how to attain the power to control and focus the operation of your mind. In these pages Mouni Sadhu, the. Title, Concentration Mandala Books. Author, Mouni Sadhu. Edition, reprint. Publisher, Mandala Books, Original from, the University of California. Digitized.
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This page was last edited on 9 Aprilat To-day I have lost my enthusiasm for that book, as I cannot see any real aim in it. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Therefore such people would do better if they abandoned their ambitions to become stronger in this way, because it is not appropriate for them.
You will also find another important statement, with which, however, I am not in full agreement. Want to Read saving…. The outer forms of the Eastern and Western concentratio may differ, but not their innermost initiatory contents.
Jul 19, Sunny Shah rated it it was amazing. The early Christian saints spent years in constant prayer without the complicated rituals of the sacred books, and using only a kind of mantra which they repeated all their waking hours, no matter what their bodies were engaged in at the time. Western psychological science with all its innumerable conceptions really has little experimental and experiential knowledge about the constitution of the human mind.
Therefore, when the student comes into touch with siddhis, he sometimes feels as if he were in a dense forest of mixed and unexplained facts. Common terms and phrases ability able achievement activities Alexandra David-Neel astral astro-mental attainment attention average become beginning Bhakti Yogas body breathing Chapter Christ Christmas Humphreys Chuang-tzu clairvoyance colours consciousness course create Direct Path disc disciples dream Eastern effort emotions everyday everything evil exercises existence experience eyes fact feel final Frithjof Schuon guru H.
Mouni Sadhu often uses the term ‘occult psychology’ especially referring to aspects of the developing field of modern psychology since its inception and so on. The exercises themselves have been limited in number to the absolutely indispensable minimum. This is a fact which need not be contested. To each type of thought they often ascribe a whole ‘new plane of existence’, though they themselves have not even had conscious experience of Sushupti, let alone Turiya.
But in the Western spiritual tradition this is reversed. To ask other readers questions about Concentrationplease sign up. In the ‘Voice of the Silence’ by Madame H.
Now look closely at the functions of your mind-brain. Human beings are often confronted with, and are usually interested in, the manifestations of that power mind which directly affect them.
Everyone only speaks about the things which were ‘apparently very helpful to him’ and everyone is endlessly seeking for help and still more help. But the Saint was by no means pleased with the gesture and he quickly lifted the Governor saying to him: Thomas Merton was not in a position to accept such an offer and the book was not published.
Under such conditions a man should abandon the whole enterprise as being too premature. I wrote saying to him that I wanted to find a place in which to live for some months, where quiet meditation would be possible. Go back and do it again.
This brings another important sequence to light: So if you have the conviction that a certain way of sitting or breathing has contributed greatly to a well- performed exercise see Part IIIthen you will probably believe that there is some connection, and when next you assume the position and method of breathing, the whole mental exercise will proceed fairly well.
Or, if I am occupied with lustful thoughts and cannot break the unclean chain? So the dog is allowed to run around wherever it wants as long as it stays in the area immediately surrounding the owner where the length of the leash permits. Anyone who has seriously studied his books in total would understand those assertions to be false in every way. Its conquest will yield you ‘something’, which once gained, may end all the deeper questions of your life. Mouni Sadhu settled in Melbourne the remainder of his life.
At night, visions as realistic as anything seen by day followed one after the other.
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The West still lags behind, at least in its official knowledge, which only operates with theories and guesses. Then came another one, much more serious and advanced. One can gauge from his books as a whole the fact that Mouni Sadhu at the time of his writing and with regard to the first half of the twentieth century leading up that point, felt and indicated that what was formally known as occult, hidden or secret knowledge restricted to those initiated into particular systems or schools, was now open to the world at large.
The mind will never be able to act upon the mind and prevent it from thinking. And if he can foretell that in a few moments he will think about certain things? Can you swim the English Channel without the ability to swim? Derek delivers a talk about how we should keep our goals to ourselves and not verbalize them.
There exists an unfortunate disproportion between materialistic knowledge and that of practical psychology mmouni,  which latter is simply another name for true occultism. Some will say of course, that if and when success does come, you will later on easily obtain practical benefits like those mentioned in the previous paragraph.
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He married, inCatherine Gunt, who died six years later in Septemberin VilnoPoland in a bomb-attack coinciding with the outbreak of World War Two. From the Turiya, as from a high mountain, one sees through the three lower states, at the same time being independent of them.
Often when you need to use your mind-brain, it refuses to co-operate and finds many excuses such as fatigue, lack of time, anxiety, etc.
Too often the interests of both—man and his mind—are opposed. The concentratio process linked with the emotions is the common basis of such prayers and meditations and is just what we may see round us every day.
Perhaps it would be better to try this exercise after some closer acquaintance with others described in Part III.
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It is the power of concentration which can be, and so often is, used in the form of what we call ‘prayer’. But absolute silence is still always preferable. Moui as they did, so many miles from 44 Concentration The Western Tradition Heart before Mind habitation, moini could seldom even visit a church to hear the services because of the difficulty in walking long distances in that climate, especially for men emaciated by fasting. At the present time the terms ‘occultism’ and ‘occult psychology’, ‘initiations’, and so on, are fairly well known to most intellectuals.
When the coach carrying the dying nobleman was still some two or three hours riding distance away, St Seraphim said to his disciples: