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Loya-5: Controlling the Indriyas and the Antahkaran

Summary

  1. By revealing which three thoughts can one be considered to be honest, and by not revealing which thoughts can one be considered to be deceitful?
  1. Any weakness in observing the five religious vows which cannot be overcome by one’s own thought process.
  2. Perceiving faults in the Sant.
  3. Any doubts in one’s conviction of God.
  1. How can a deceitful and cunning person be recognised?
  1. By staying with him [keeping his company] – observing how he eats, drinks, etc.
  2. By having another person secretly observe him.
  1. If a person attempts to eradicate an improper thought, but the thought still arises, then such a thought would cause him to fall from dharma.
  2. If one has the disposition of imbibing the virtues of a sadhu, then his foundation in Satsang becomes solid.
  3. The method of controlling the indriyas and the antahkaran:
  1. By controlling the indriyas, the antahkaran can be controlled; but the indriyas cannot be controlled by controlling the antahkaran.
  2. From the scriptures: One should realise the greatness of God and His Sant.
  3. From the Sant: One should learn the techniques for controlling the indriyas.
  4. From one’s own thought process: look upon the techniques taught by the Sant positively as being for one’s own liberation.
  5. Means to controlling the indriyas: physical austerities, observance of niyams, listening to discourses of God.
  6. Means to controlling the antahkaran: understanding the greatness of God, ātmā-realisation, and meditation.
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TYPE * History * Mahima * Nirupan * Prasang * Summary * Akhyan VAKTA * Aksharbrahma Shri Gunatitanand Swami * Brahmaswarup Mahant Swami Maharaj * Brahmaswarup Pragji Bhakta * Brahmaswarup Pramukh Swami Maharaj * Brahmaswarup Shastriji Maharaj * Brahmaswarup Yogiji Maharaj REFERENCE * Aksharamrutam * Aksharbrahma Shri Gunatitanand Swami: Part 1 * Aksharbrahma Shri Gunatitanand Swami: Part 2 * Bhagwan Swaminarayan: Part 4 * Bhagwan Swaminarayan: Part 5 * Brahmaswarup Pramukh Swami Maharaj: Part 2 * Brahmaswarup Shastriji Maharaj: Part 1 * Brahmaswarup Shastriji Maharaj: Part 2 * Brahmaswarup Shri Pragji Bhakta * Brahmaswarup Yogiji Maharaj: Part 1 * Brahmaswarup Yogiji Maharaj: Part 2 * Brahmaswarup Yogiji Maharaj: Part 3 * Brahmaswarup Yogiji Maharaj: Part 4 * Brahmaswarup Yogiji Maharaj: Part 5 * Brahmaswarup Yogiji Maharaj: Part 6 * Chalo Chale Ham Akshardham * Divine Memories - Part 1 * Divine Memories - Part 2 * Parabhakti * Sanjivani * Satsang Saurabh: Part 1 * Swabhavvash Sansar * Swamini Vato * Yogi Gita Marma * Yogi Vani * Yogiji Maharaj’s 101 Tales of Wisdom PLACE YEAR

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