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June 2012 – Talk of the Month
How to Rule the Kingdom of the Mind Part Two, Concentrate Your Forces

Talk of the Month for May 2012 - Kriyananda's Birthday 1978, How to Rule the Kingdom of the Mind Part One - Swami Kriyananda

“The time will come when you can cut through every delusion and be free in the infinite. It’s a wonderful future to look forward to.” – Swami Kriyananda

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How to Rule the Kingdom of the Mind Part Two
Swami Kriyananda | 4′:42″

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Concentrate Your Forces
Swami Kriyananda | 6′:32″

In our first talk, How to Rule the Kingdom of the Mind Part Two Kriyananda encourages us to see our virtues as tools and use their positive magnetism to overcome obstacles. Even if a habit has a grip on you, you can say, “alright, I know this isn’t me, and I’m going to change!”

Concentrate Your Forces is a short but very powerful talk. One of the problems we face in life is the inability to put all our energy into any one direction at a time. Kriyananda gives examples of how to concentrate our forces instead of becoming scattered trying to accomplish too many things at once.

How to Rule the Kingdom of the Mind Part Two

Treasures Offering: June 2012

Key Points

When you know you’ve got something to overcome, try to put action into it right away instead of just talking about it.

You can transform the energy in a negative quality such as selfishness, into its opposite positive quality such as generosity. Pull energy away from the negative quality so that energy can be used to develop the positive quality.

Yogananda said habits can be overcome in a day with concentration of the mind.

See your virtues as tools and use their positive magnetism to overcome obstacles.

As you gain Self-understanding you will be able to better understand other people.

Questions

What are some of your strengths and weaknesses?

What are some positive traits you have that can be used to create magnetism to overcome limitations?

Think of ways to remind yourself of God’s presence while working.

Concentrate Your Forces

Treasures Offering: June 2012
Archive Date: 1978

Key Points

Putting energy into one direction at a time can be challenging. Don’t try to accomplish all good things at once, try to accomplish one thing well.

Don’t worry about all the things you haven’t done or haven’t faced yet. Concentrate your forces on one thing at a time.

One aspect of duality is having a ‘life wish’ along with a ‘death wish’ – caused by the upward and downward pulling energies.

Sri Yukteswar said the most important thing in ‘keeping good company’ is the consciousness with which you keep it. Just being in good company is not enough, keep your consciousness uplifted.

Questions

What are areas of your life in which energy can be scattered? How can you better concentrate your forces?

What are some of the battles in life that you feel your are winning and doing well with?

Think of a situation when you wanted to give up but didn’t. What did you learn?

Talk of the Month for May 2012 - Kriyananda's Birthday 1978, How to Rule the Kingdom of the Mind Part One - Swami Kriyananda
June 2012 – Talk of the Month
How to Rule the Kingdom of the Mind Part Two, Concentrate Your Forces
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