Mental development in harmony
Mental development, in harmony with material development, is very important.
“Harmony is next to Godliness” – Johann Sebastian Bach
I only make mental bets. And, coincidentally, I’ve lost my mind.
True peace with ourselves and with the world around us can only be achieved through the development of mental peace.
To open yourself up in this way is an important step in overcoming mental problems.
In the stage of perfection called trance, or samadhi, one’s mind is completely restrained from material mental activities by practice of yoga. This perfection is characterized by one’s ability to see the self by the pure mind and to relish and rejoice in the self. In that joyous state, one is situated in boundless transcendental happiness, realized through transcendental senses. Established thus, one never departs from the truth, and upon gaining this he thinks there is no greater gain. Being situated in such a position, one is never shaken, even in the midst of greatest difficulty. This indeed is actual freedom from all miseriesarising from material contact. (6.20-23)
The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: The indestructible, transcendental living entity is called Brahman, and his eternal nature is called adhyatma, the self. Action pertaining to the development of the material bodies of the living entities is calledkarma, or fruitive activities. (8.3)
One should engage oneself in the practice of yoga with determination and faith and not be deviated from the path. One should abandon, without exception, all material desires born of mental speculation and thus control all the senses on all sides by themind. (6.24)
“Success or failure is caused more by mental attitude than by mental capacity.” – Walter Scott