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Monkey Mind

Pratyahara Basics – Withdrawal of Senses by Swami Vivekananda

You know how perceptions come. First of all there are the external instruments, then the internal organs acting in the body through the brain centres, and there is the mind. When these come together and attach themselves to some external object, then we perceive it. At the same time it is a very difficult thing …

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The Monkey Mind – Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda in his classic Raja Yoga compares the mind to a mad monkey. There was a monkey, restless by his own nature, as all monkeys are. As if that were not enough some one made him drink freely of wine, so that he became still more restless. Then a scorpion stung him. When a …

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