Through meditative techniques one
Through meditative techniques, one can free the mind of delusions and attain what we call enlightenment.
Practice relaxation techniques such as slow deep breathing or stretching. Also imagining yourself in a relaxing environment helps.
When your meditative experience gets deep enough to control the five inner elements…then there is the possibility of controlling the five outer elements. Our experience is based on the five inner and five outer elements.
If your practice is motivated by bodhicittaâ€”the aspiration to attain enlightenment for the benefit of all…then your practice becomes truly a practice of perfection.
One who is not envious but is a kind friend to all living entities, who does not think himself a proprietor and is free from false meditation, and better than meditation is renunciation of the fruits of action, for by such renunciation one can attain peace of mind. (12.12)
By thus engaging in devotional service to the Lord, great sages or devotees free themselves from the results of work in the material world. In this way they become free from the cycle of birth and death and attain the state beyond all miseries [by goingback to Godhead]. (2.51)
Remember the five simple rules to be happy: Free your heart from hatred. Free your mind from worries. Live simply. Give more. Expect less.
Being purified by his intelligence and controlling the mind with determination, giving up the objects of sense gratification, being freed from attachment and hatred, one who lives in a secluded place, who eats little, who controls his body, mind and power of speech, who is always in trance and who is detached, free from false ego, false strength, false pride, lust, anger, and acceptance of material things, free from false proprietorship, and peaceful — such a person is certainly elevated to the positionof self-realization. (18.51-53)
One who is not disturbed in mind even amidst the threefold miseries or elated when there is happiness, and who is free fromattachment, fear and anger, is called a sage of steady mind. (2.56)
A transcendentalist should always engage his body, mind and self in relationship with the Supreme; he should live alone in asecluded place and should always carefully control his mind. He should be free from desires and feelings of possessiveness. (6.10)