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Mind Management – A Book Review

While alive, we feel life to be full of problems and troubles. We remain stressed around even trivial issues. We keep searching for the problem solving methods. Here is one answer.



The Mind Management

Mind is the key organ creating, solving, understanding, and leading to multiple perceptions. The answer to questions on purpose of life and way of life is here.
  1. Control your mind.
  2. Do not let others take control of your mind. Others should not have/possess remote control of your mind.
  3. You can relax, enjoy and be fearless only following the own mind control by oneself.
  4. You might have developed a notion of enjoying and feeling happy in grief and sorrow, but that is wrong.
  5. Reverse Engineering Technique: 
      • Sit on the floor if possible in Ardhya Padmasana. 
      • Take deep breathing for ten minutes. Then start chanting “Om” and ask yourself to think freely. Do not try to stop thinking whatever one wants. 
      • Sit with back straight. 
      • Close your eyes. 
      • Put your hands on legs. 
      • Just observe your body and respiration.
      • After ten minutes, stop chanting “Om” and be silent to let “Om” go deep inside.
      • Observe breathing – keep deep breathing as if this is the last time you are breathing before death. 
      • Lastly, speak “Om” thrice and open your eyes after pressing your eyes gently by hands. 
      • Try this and mental relaxation is certain. 

If you are not strong willed and if you do not have awakened mind, even a small trivial problem can disturb your mental balance.

Do eat, it is must, but do not get much involved and continuous thinking about eating. Similarly, sex has a role, it is not bad, but do not think about it round the clock.



What are the four purposes of life?
  1. Religion: Not caste or labelled Hindu/Muslim type religion – but, humanity. Be human and show it.
  2. Money: Do intelligent and hard work to earn money. Spend for the needs and pleasures. One day, you will realise, there are many things money cannot buy. 
  3. Sex and Desires: Sex is physiological. Every creature feels happy engaging in sex. Nothing is wrong. All that is needed is discipline. Desires of fame, position, post, and being rich have a role in human development and activeness.
  4. “Moksha” (Enlightenment): After experiencing and enjoying all three above, you feel satiety (satisfaction). You get freedom from them and spiritual status thus gained is enlightenment.

You do not need to kill time, you should live the moments.

While on a trip or at any event, you are busy taking photos and videos and you miss the pleasure and happiness of the place, event, and company.



Keep Account of Breath

Keep watching your breath. This will deepen your breathing. Ultimately you will get cooling of the mind and freedom from anger.

If you do not get good food at home, you go out for options. If you do not get peace at home, you search outside. If you start feeling inner-self (mind), you will enjoy at home and do not beg for or crave to get happiness outside. Your mind is ignitor of diseases. Fear, worry, and stress create hatred. Stress and sleeplessness creates adrenaline secretion. You miss the relaxation and disease appears.
Think God as your friend.
You will have to face one new problem every day. Life is full of surprises. Do not feel too much attached or concerned. Every problem has different perspective, think rationally – that’s all.

Pain and pleasures are two sides of a coin. They are bound to be there. Be sure neither sorrow nor happiness is going to last forever.

Mind is not ready – not prepared to accept death of your own or relatives. You have to accept it long before it comes without worries or other desires. Divine truth of life tells nobody is yours and you are for nobody.

I cannot teach you to be with your children even though they give you grief, insult, or troubles. You have to leave them alone. Similarly do not keep relationship with irresponsible, quarrelling, or beating spouse.

Start the day with some mantra, be it “Om”, “Om Namo Shivay”, “Jai Shree Krishna” or any you like. Then go for Yoga – Yogasana, Pranayama and Shavasana – along with chanting “Om” is the best trio. You are a soul, not body.

Your ego – pride does not accept someone to be more intelligent than you, because you consider yourself to be the most intelligent person. Similarly, you do not consider someone to be better saintly, or spiritually higher. If you, at all, find so, your mind starts finding his/her weakness and faults, and prove him/her to be bad or inferior.

You do not have mind control, so you like someone today and dislike the other day and vice-versa.

You have a list of expectations from friends and relatives, most fulfilling any will lead to an upset mind.

Why do you not terminate the relationship that makes you unhappy or insulted?

Why do you donate a big amount of money in a rich temple and nobody gives the same to the poor and needy who suffer around you?

Nobody can make you unhappy. It is your mind – the ‘inner self’ and the thought process that make you feel unhappy.


Gunjan – Humming

Sit with straight back, eyes closed and still body. Take deep breath – start humming the word “Om”. Focus your mind on face, teeth, tongue, forehead, and head. Exhale and keep on humming “Om”.

Close your ears with your thumb and continue humming. Find out the effect on face, mind and body. It increases the speed of thoughts and stops the mind. You get feeling of happiness.


Three Rules for Mind Management
  1. Get up half an hour before sunrise: Get ready taking bath and other daily chores quickly. Then stand facing East or North direction and start chanting Gayatri Mantra.
  2. Pranayama: Sit in the straight back posture on the ground, in Padmasana, Ardh-padmashna or Siddhasana. Take deep breath, relax, and exhale. Do chanting of mantra “Om” closing the ears with thumb and eyes with fingers for 15 minutes. Keeping attention to head, eyes to ears. Do not contract face muscles or make dental noise. Repeat this before getting asleep at night.
  3. Love thyself and others: Third and the golden rule is to develop a “habit of loving” purely, selflessly with innocence, unconditionally and the resultant reward will be of happiness, joy, pleasure, feeling at the top of the world full of everything.

Try this,
Experience this,
Just smile,
Spread a wave of love and happiness all around is certain.

Well, think it over.





  • Reference:
    • Book title: The Mind Management 
    • Lectures on The Mind Management at America in English language Anandmurti Gurumaa (in April 2010)
    • Compiled by: Gita Maneek 
    • Price: Rs. 200 
    • Pages: 220 
    • Publisher: Navbharat Sahitya Mandir, Mumbai – 2



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