Eckankar, Religion of the Light and Sound of God

Spiritual Exercise of the Week

Controlling Your Own Mind

Going after God requires you to have every mental faculty filled with ambition to achieve that goal. Never crowd your mind with trivial or unnecessary thoughts, with reading too much, with too many plans, nor with trying to do too much physically. Keep your mind clear, unhurried, and filled with the radiant form of the Living ECK Master.

If someone seems stronger willed than you and you feel pushed into something because of their strong personality or forcefulness, simply think of the Mahanta, the Living ECK Master and he will come to your aid.

The process of controlling your own mind is:

  1. putting the mind completely on God, and keeping it there
  2. surrendering yourself to the Mahanta, the Living ECK Master
  3. controlling the vibrations

The secret to controlling the vibrations is in the feelings. It begins with having the right symbol within. Should you have the image of the Mahanta, the Living ECK Master always before your Spiritual Eye, it will bring the right mental vibrations.

If your mind is running out of control, if you are thinking negative thoughts, simply stop pushing or crowding your thoughts against the door of the mind, for they pile up badly, creating just what you are fearing. Transfer your attention to the Mahanta, the Living ECK Master, the Light and Sound within.

There will be a release of the darkness within you, and light and joy will prevail. Then you will have control of your mind and thoughts.

—Sri Harold Klemp
The Spiritual Exercises of ECK

The Spiritual Exercises of ECK

By Harold Klemp

A how-to collection of 131 spiritual exercises for spiritual growth and upliftment.

Available at local and online bookstores and the Eckankar Online Bookstore

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