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'The Science of Mind Management': Balance between Mind and Intellect

A freelance writer and digital marketer by profession, Nikhil loves reading articles on topics like self-improvement, health, and business.

Introduction

Swami Mukundananda is a spiritual yogi and teacher who is following the disciplines and teachings of his guru Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharjji. He recently unveiled his book titled 'The Science of Mind Management.' This article is an extract of the book to tell you more about it and dig deeper to know the life of Swami.

This isn't the kind of article I usually write. So, please bear me with till the end.

'The Science of Mind Management' written by Swami Mukundananda

'The Science of Mind Management' written by Swami Mukundananda

About Swami Mukundananda

Swami Mukundananda was born on 19 December 1960 in a middle-class family. He spent his early childhood in several parts of India with his parents.

Since the beginning, he was really fond of meditation and spirituality. And his interests quadrupled further when he pursued his higher studies.

He was heavily influenced by spiritual healing, practices, and Vedic scriptures. During his high school and college days, he spends most of the time knowing more about the real meaning of life and exploring God's existence. Later, Swami followed Shree Krishna Bhakti to delve deeper into the spiritual world.

In the education front, he is a B.Tech graduate from IIT Delhi and a post-graduate management student from IIM, Kolkata. After completing his IIM, he decided to pursue the path of spirituality and become a yogi.

So, he bid goodby to the materialistic and corporate world and went on to the mission of spreading spirituality as the means to connect and help stressed and confused people.

Swami has been a keen follower of Jagadguru Shree Kreepaluji Maharaj, fondly known simply as "Maharajji" by the fellow devotees and followers. Maharajji's practical teachings in the ashram have helped Swami understand spirituality deeply and practice yogasnas.

Today, Swami Mukundananda is known as a well-renowned yogi saint, teacher, and author.

Through his books and teachings at various ashrams across India, Swami has helped thousands of spiritual path seekers. He holds various lectures on the ancient scriptures like Upanishads, Shreemad Bhagavad-Gita, Ramayan, Puranas, and Western philosophies and beliefs.

About the Book 'The Science of Mind Management'

An IIT and IIM graduate, spiritual guru Swami Mukundananda recently published the book 'The Science of Mind Management.'

Before this, he has authored the bestselling book '7 Mindsets for Success, Happiness, and Fulfillment.' He believes that if we want to live life to the fullest and happily, we need to learn the importance of our mind and intellect and the relationship between them.

It's only the mind through which we experience sadness and happiness. It influences our work and personality. Therefore, it becomes important to take control of our thoughts that guide our actions!

Taking the anecdotal instances, lessons, and verses from the Vedas, Bible, and Bhagavad-Gita, the author has wonderfully expressed major differences and relationships between mind and body.

He has shed some light on it and expresses his deep thoughts and knowledge.

In the book, the dialogues between Lord Ram and Maharishi Vashishth are worth noting here. On asking Lord Ram, Shri Maharishi Vashishth explains that just like we have melancholic and sad thoughts in our mind, our body also has diseases to fight with.

The book is based on the importance of a focused human mindset by citing various psychological theories, teachings, and Vedas's knowledge of psychology.

Swami Mukundananda has discussed these in detail in his book.

In the book, it has been said that to keep your mind safe from unwanted, negative thoughts, mediation, and spiritual mindset is very helpful.

First, we need to plan out the complete outline of the meditation, and then we need to apply in our real lives.

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According to the book, our minds are responsible for generating desires while making informed decisions.

If we think that money can solve almost 90% of our life's problems, then our minds will think about everything but money. If our intellect concludes that happiness is the primary source of prestige, then our minds will think of getting famous.

Citing these traditional and holy books, Swami believes that our minds engage in Sankalp (hankering) and vikalp (aversion) while our intellect makes decisions for ourselves.

Example

Let's try to understand this with the help of an example:

It's been more than a day, and Manohar Lal hasn't had a single glass of water. His throat aches with water, and it seems like he won't be able to stay alive for the next hour if he didn't get some water.

All he can think about is water. After such a long time, he is presented with water from a fellow man beside the road. He couldn't keep calm after he sees the essential drink.

Just at the look of water, his mouth seems to salivate. His intellect instructs the mind to 'Go ahead and reach the hand to grab the glass of water. I can't stay alive anymore!'

As the mind instructs the hand and it picks up the glass of water, it gets much closes to the mouth. His stomach rumbles with the sense of seeing the water, and he considers water the most precious thing in the world.

Will anything in the world, will be able to stop him drinking water? Can anything at all will change his mind from drinking water. Perhaps no!

Wrap Up

We must have already known that our thoughts and intentions should be positive to lead the happiest life. But due to life's daily hustle, we forget who we ]actually are and what should we do to minimize the stress.

Swami Munkundananda's book 'The Science of Mind Management' is an eye-opener for many. As discussed, the book clearly depicts the power of your mind and intellect. Through them, you can achieve anything that you dreamt of.

Do you like reading these kinds of spiritual healing and mindfulness books? If yes, then which books have you read so far. Please let me know in the comments section below. I'm looking forward to reading your comments.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Nikhil Sharma

Comments

Nikhil Sharma (author) from India on October 19, 2020:

I didn't know about him until I read an article in the newspaper. I was amazed to see that Swami Mukundananda had a very strong internet presence, thanks to his authenticity and viral informative videos.

Thank you for sharing your insightful comment, Niks. I will surely check out his YouTube channel for more such spiritually-inspired videos. Thank you for your encouragement.

Niks from India on October 15, 2020:

Swami Mukundananda's videos on youtube have always been informative and motivating. I would like to learn more about his teachings as this article made me more curious. A wonderfully written hub on mind and intellect.

Nikhil Sharma (author) from India on October 04, 2020:

Hello, Ms Sowrabha.

It's always a good feeling when you write something out of your league. It's good to know that you've already read a few books by Swami Mukundananda.

When I first came to know about this yogi-cum-teacher, I got really impressed by his persona and vibe. That's when I decided to dive deep and research about his life and learnings.

You're absolutely right. Reading books not only helps in managing the mind and mood but also gives you the right direction to manage your whole life.

Thank you for reading the article and your detailed opinion and insights, Mrs Sowrabha.

Nikhil Sharma (author) from India on October 04, 2020:

You're absolutely right, Mr Danny. Maintaining a perfect balance between mind and intellect is extremely important. It can be a differentiating factor between a wise and stupid mind.

Thank you for being a consistent reader and sharing your unique perspective, Mr Danny.

Nikhil Sharma (author) from India on October 04, 2020:

Hey, Deeksha!

Yes, the way mind works and we react all comes under inner engineering. Thank you for sharing your interesting thoughts with us.

And do let me know once you read the book. Stay connected and be safe.

sowspeaks from Bengaluru on October 01, 2020:

Hi Nikhil, good to see you in this territory. I have read a couple of books by Swami Mukundananda. This seems to be a very insightful book and thanks for giving us a review. Reading such a book helps one to get better at managing the mind and its moods.

Thank you for sharing Nikhil.

Danny from India on September 30, 2020:

Nikhil, yes there should be a fine balance between mind and intellect. The former is the conscious layer and the later the deeper one which connects to the universal source.

Deeksha Moolya from Mumbai on September 30, 2020:

Hw can I forget to mention Inner engineeirng!! The book mentioned in this article somehow relates to pyschodynamic and behaviorism. I would definitely read it