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Mental Balance and Yoga Mantra Chanting by Sarika bajaj

It is said that there is a pure state of mind and an impure state of mind.

These two states of mind are referred to our existence. We all know how our state of mind is. If our mind is impure and restless, we perceive that our lives are broken and misshapen. If our mind is pure and simple, we perceive that everything as a whole is well.

The mind should not clash with the emotions when one has positive (Sattwic) emotions like compassion, charity & mercy, the mind has no problem with these reactions. When one has negative (Tamasic) emotions, one must make the mind so strong that it is not the emotion that creates the reaction, it is the mind creating reactions.

Right Attitude with the Right Perspective.
To bring mental balance, or to lift the mind from negative to positive emotions, the daily practice of yoga-like Mantra chanting, Japa, Asanas Practice, Pranayama is not enough but the fine-tuning of the mind has to begin with awareness to give one ability in life to adjust in life. We need conscious tuning of our mental attitude.

Where am I?

How do I adjust to become happy at the present moment?
At every state, it is the component of the mind that has to be adjusted and managed with the right perspective and with the right attitude.

Nature of a Balanced Mind
Happy with every situation
Free from pride

Application of the Yogic Tool from Mantra Chanting
Mantra chanting helps in channelizing the energy of the emotions and sentiments. It does not affect the emotions but the sentiments. It affects the energy of the emotions. Maintaining the emotional balance leads one to higher consciousness and helps in mental pacification and purification. By allowing a pure and new personality, it increases one's awareness, quality, and intensifies the density of the mind.

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