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Maharshi's Gospel and Talks - 2
« on: June 20, 2009, 11:05:30 AM »
In Talk No. 27, the same devotee asks:

Devotee:  Can a line of thought or a series of questions
induce Self hypnotism?  Should it not be reduced to a
single point analyzing the unanalyzable, elementary and
vaguely perceived and elusive 'I'?

Bhagavan:  Yes, it is like gazing into vacancy or a dazzling
crystal or light.

Devotee:  Can the mind be fixed to that point?  How?

Bhagavan:  If the mind is distracted, ask the question
promptly, "To whom do these distracting thoughts arise?"
That takes to the 'I' point promptly.

Devotee:  Is all this process merely intellectual or does
it exhibit feeling predominantly?

Bhagavan:  The latter.

Devotee:  How does all the thoughts cease when the mind
is in the Heart?

Bhagavan:  By force of will, with strong faith in the truth
of Master's teaching to that effect.


Devotee:  Why should one adopt this self-hypnotism by
thinking on the unthinkable point?  Why not adopt other
methods like gazing a crystal, holding on to the breath,
hearing the music, repetition of the sacred syllable Om or
other mantras?

Bhagavan:  Light gazing stupefies the mind and produces
catalepsy of the will for the time being, yet secures no
permanent benefit.  Breath control benumbs the will for
the time being.  Sound hearing... unless the mantra is
sacred, will not help to purify and raise the thoughts.

Arunachala Siva.