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Silencing the Mind – online Q&A, No.144

Recorded on 16 July 2023 with US participants

0:00 Introduction
0:10 The strength of our concentration versus trying to see in meditation
4:45 Are there other ways to silence the mind besides meditation?
7:44 The path of knowledge
11:31 Inspiration to reach the truth
13:35 What the mind gives cannot give us the truth
15:32 Does a Yogi rise above all suffering?
17:33 Who is thinking if a Yogi’s mind has stopped?
19:30 What happens when Babaji answers a question
21:38 Permanent happiness is not an imagined thing
27:01 Why does my mind not stop when it is brought between the eyebrows?
28:02 How to not be bothered by the world
29:26 What happens when the mind stops?
32:40 Can an experience of sight and sound progress towards Self-Realization?
34:10 Pulling of the head downwards during meditation
35:47 Is it correct that no lasting peace and happiness can come from an experience within the mind?
37:38 Is it necessary to see thoughts or visions in the mind in meditation?
38:44 Does a Yogi still have pure peace when the body experiences pain?
39:38 Can one still stay in the state of stillness when in activity?
45:02 How can one overcome the thought ‘how much more time is left in this 1 hour meditation?’
47:08 How many minutes of silence can be a good start in meditation?
47:30 Sitting quietly for some time before sitting
49:20 Constant thinking that creates a vibration in the mind, a habit to think
51:10 If you have a desire for Self Realization, is this also a vasana?
52:30 Definition of vasana and samskara
54:09 A habit to be quiet in tasks during the day

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