5.12 Value 9 – Mastery Over the Mind (Atmavinigrahah)

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Practical Exercises

1. If you are alert and conscious of what your mind is doing at any moment, do you have a choice over your way of thinking? Which answer will you choose?

a. Always
b. Usually
c. Sometimes
d. Almost never

2. What is your predominant mode of thinking?

a. Impulsive
b. Mechanical
c. Deliberate.

3. Are you convinced that a relative mastery of mind is essential for Vedanta?
4. If yes, how do you plan to cultivate this value in daily life, and to make your thinking more spontaneously conform to Universal Values?