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Focussing your Mind 100% in Anything - 3 Levels of Focus Explained by Swami Mukundananda



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deep absorption

is necessary for a success

some people have the attitude

of window shopping you know

you go here you go there you go here you

go there you go here you go there

but never do any commitment anywhere

so that kind of window shopping can get

you only

to a certain distance but if you wish

to really achieve success we have to

move

to the next step

maharishi patanjali he explained

dharana is when you are trying to focus

the mind

is when the mind is naturally flowing to

the divine subject

and samadhi is where the mind does not

distort the object of meditation

so much is the focus

now he says when all these three are

taking place

towards one object

in other words you are so deeply

absorbed in that object

this is called sayam

he has defined the new term sayam

say m also means control here it means

all round control actually even

in the material side you find

people who become deeply passionate

about their profession their craft

they get totally absorbed in it

there's a story of leo tolstoy

leo tolstoy has been a famous

russian writer

he was writing a novel

and he would be so deeply absorbed

in the plot that he was writing

that he used to start visualizing his

characters with him

once he was walking up the stairs

and somebody else was walking down

so leo tolstoy stepped aside and he fell

off from the side

that person said why did you step aside

there was

enough place for two of us

leo tolstoy said i was

contemplating the heroine of my book

is walking with me so i did not realize

you were coming i made space for you and

for her

and i walked over that was the

absorption anybody who reaches

perfection in their vocation

gets so deeply absorbed in it

so this kind of absorption

takes place even in the material realm

ram krishna paramahants he once

went for a rathyatra somewhere in one

town

he reached a little late the yatra had

already gone by

so he asked one artist

he was a shopkeeper he was making his

paintings

ram asked him

has the rathyatra gone by from here

that man continued with his painting he

said of course not

the neighboring shopkeeper

why said you telling lies to such a big

saint

so many people walked by in the

rathyatra

he said i did not see anybody all right

you did not see anybody but you should

have heard the change manjiran whole at

least

no i did not even hear that ram

krishna paramans was astonished he sat

down in meditation

and he observed that this painter was

telling the truth

he got out of his meditation and offered

pranam to him

he said people call me mahatma

but look at your focus you were so

deeply absorbed in your work

that you may have seen the procession

going but it did not register on your

head

you may have even heard but it did not

disturb your focus on the work you were

doing

so that kind of focus

which is accomplished even in the world

maharishi patanjali says on the

spiritual path

when that kind of deep absorption

takes place that is what he calls

as sayam

now the complete control has been

achieved

deep absorption is necessary

for a success some people

have the attitude of

window shopping you know

you go here you go there you go here you

go there you go here you go there

but never do any commitment anywhere

so that kind of window shopping can get

you only

to a certain distance but if you wish to

really achieve

success we have to move to the next step

jesus told his followers be

either hot or cold

hot means energized for the paths

or cold not interested

but if you are lukewarm i will spit you

out

what he meant was that this path is not

for those who are lukewarm you

need to make a commitment

sometimes i feel our indian culture is

more

shallow and what you see in the west is

if they get interested in something in

america

they completely dedicate themselves to

that cause

they live it they breathe it they think

it

and they succeed in it

that's a wonderful quality of the

american culture if they

take up something they take it up with a

passionate

zeal but that passionate zeal

is such a wonderful

virtue to cultivate within us

if we believe that this is

the truth we are tiny parts of god

then why not follow up on that belief

and why remain lukewarm

is it that we don't believe fully

is it that we doubt the truth

you know people always ask me swamiji

why did you become a swan

there's a regular question always asked

i say look what is there to ask in it

for me it was two plus two is equal to

four if i am a soul and i am part of god

that is natural i should go to this path

well you know i don't feel like that

that's your own business

but i'm telling you that if you believe

it then do it

but you know that is all right but i'm

not sure if i believe it

shri krishna said sanchez

those who keep on doubting

they neither attain success in the loke

nor in the parlok why their situation is

something like this

is

so we must contemplate

why is it that we don't go deeply into

it

and what needs to be corrected inside

so that we can really believe it and

really embrace these principles

in our life rather than

remaining lukewarm and doing window

shopping

the saying goes

those who searched they found

the priceless divine jewel very deep

in the lake i was scared of drowning so

i remained at the edge

and that is why i did not get what was

available

the real treasure so maharishi patanjali

says when

all these are brought to bear on the

subject of meditation

that is called sam that is what you

wherever we look we see shri krishna

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