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A Hindu Priest Explains How Your Subconscious Mind Can be Reprogrammed

Create positive changes in your life by reprogramming your unconscious mind.

Source: A Hindu Priest Explains How Your Subconscious Mind Can be Reprogrammed – Waking Times

Waking Times

Vic Bishop, Staff Writer

September 8, 2017
 

The subconscious mind is akin to that unseen portion of an iceberg which remains underwater. Some believe that up to 95% of our mental activity takes place in the subconscious, just below our conscious awareness. This ‘underwater’ portion of the mind is never inactive, though, as it continues to collect and process information even when we are asleep.

According to the Freudian model of the unconscious, the contents of the subregions of the mind are the primary guiding influence on a person’s behavior, habits and urges. And in his study of the psyche, revered psychoanalyst Carl Jung relates the importance of paying attention to what is going on in the lower parts of the mind, saying, “until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”

While this model may be debatable to some scientists, sages and those devoted to personal development have long known that these regions of the mind are programmable with conscious intention, a process which can be achieved with affirmation and mantra.

As a spiritual tool, monks of the eastern traditions have been using mantras since time immemorial, most recognizably along with prayer beads. The value of this type of meditation is well-understood by practitioners, although, difficult to quantify. It offers a simple but powerful means of creating the emergence of desired positive outcomes in personality, habits, beliefs and emotions.

“Mantra is really just a specialized grouping of sounds and vibrations which positively affect the mental and physiological planes. The effects of sound on the brain have been demonstrated in Electro Encephala Graph (EEG) charts as well as by documented physical changes (skin temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate among them). While we may consciously want to remove certain thought patterns, they can be difficult to dislodge because they are formed at subconscious levels. This is where mantra can be very effective.” ~Christina Sarich

Speaking on how this process works, Hindu priest and international speaker Dandapāni explains how mantras are similar to affirmations in how they work to reprogram the subconscious mind. In an interview with Brian Rose of London Real, Dandapāni answers the question of why the simple concentrated repetition of sound can so powerfully brings about positive changes in personal behavior.

“You can say they are prayer beads, but they’re actually more like affirmation or mantra beads. So, we use these to actually program our subconscious. So as we chant on each bead, we chant an affirmation. I am happy, or I’m confident. And we repeat the same chant over and over again, and there are 108 beads… one chant over and over again.”

There is more to it than just saying a phrase 108 times, however, and as he explains, three ingredients are necessary: “Concise choice of positive words, clear visualization, and a corresponding feeling.”

The process of visualization is extremely important in clarifying for the mind the precise object in focus. If you were to chant, ‘I love apples,’ the brain would become confused by the word apple, however, unless a very clear picture of the apple is presented along with the mantra.

Regarding a corresponding feeling, he explains how feeling is emotion and emotion is energy, quoting the late Nikola Tesla.

“He [Tesla] had this beautiful saying which kind of encapsulates Hindu philosophy really well. He said that, ‘to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.’ Everything is made up of energy that’s vibrating at its own frequency. What we believe is that if your subconscious is filled with patterns that are vibrating at a certain frequency… and if you can go into your subconscious and create a pattern, infuse it with energy that’s vibrating at a certain frequency, you can attract things of a similar nature to it.”

The combined of effect of intentionally applying sound, visualization and emotion to create positive change can override the contents of the subconscious mind. He elaborates further in the video below:

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About the Author

Vic Bishop is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com and OffgridOutpost.com Survival Tips blog. He is an observer of people, animals, nature, and he loves to ponder the connection and relationship between them all. A believer in always striving to becoming self-sufficient and free from the matrix, please track him down on Facebook.

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Buddham Saranam Gacchami (3 min)

Buddham Sharanam Gachami, Dhammam Sharanam Gachami, Sangham Sharanam Gachami”: This chant is an important aspect of the Buddhist path. Sadhguru says, “When Gautama spoke, he put all these three things together: Buddham Sharanam, Dhammam Sharanam, Sangham Sharanam – all three are equally important. The Buddha, the enlightened one; the Dhamma, the method he gave; and the Sangha, all the people who are seeking, all these are equally important because if you are not among seekers, you will become something else. If you are among smokers, you become a smoker. If you are among drinkers, you become a drinker. If you are among seekers, you become a seeker. It is equally important whether people are supporting each other’s lies or are helping each other shed the lies.”


Buddhist prayer

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Evoking the presence of love, let us fill our hearts with our own compassion – towards ourselves and towards all living beings. May all realize that we are of one family, all brothers and sisters, all nourished from the same source of life. May the wisdom of compassion guide us forward, leading all living beings to deeper peace.


Aspiration

Source: Aspiration | Great Middle Way 

Aug 15, 2017

image002May no living creature suffer, commit evil or ever fall ill.

May no one be afraid or belittled, with a mind weighed by depression.

May the blind see forms and the deaf hear sounds.

May those who are worn with toil be restored on finding repose.

May the naked find clothing and the hungry find food.

May the thirsty find water and delicious drinks.

May the poor find wealth and those weak with sorrow find joy.

May the forlorn find courage, constant happiness and prosperity.

May all who are sick and ill quickly be freed from their ailments.

Whatever illness there is in the world, may it never occur again.

May the frightened cease to be afraid and those bound be freed.

May the powerless find power and may all sentient beings wish to benefit each other.

Just like space and the great elements, such as earth,

may I always support the life of all the boundless beings.

And until they pass away from pain,

may I also be the source of life for all the realms of varied beings

that reach unto the ends of space.

—Shantideva


Bodhisattva Prayer

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May I be a guard for those who need protection.
A guide for those on the path.
A boat, a raft, a bridge for
those who wish to cross the flood.

May I be a lamp in the darkness.
A resting place for the weary.
A healing medicine for all who are sick.
A vase of plenty, a tree of miracles.

And for the boundless multitudes of living beings
May I bring sustenance and awakening
Enduring like the earth and sky
Until all beings are freed from sorrow
And all are awakened.

~ Shantideva’s Bodhisattva Prayer
Performed each morning by HH the Dalai Lama ~


Tibetan Wind Horse Prayer

As Wind carries our prayers
for Earth and All Life,
may respect and love light our way.
May our hearts be filled with compassion
for others and for ourselves.
May peace increase on Earth.
May it begin with me.
– Tibetan prayer flag is ‘Lung ta’,
meaning ‘Wind Horse’

Prayer Vs Meditation

Source: Meditation Masters