Themed Q&A: What Are Thoughts?
Thus Spake Babaji - online Q&A No. 62

A themed Q&A recorded on 23 October 2021, with worldwide participants.

In this session Shri Babaji gives guidance on the following: 

  0:00 Introduction
  1:21 What are thoughts?
  2:11 Can we say our thoughts are from our mind or from somewhere else?
  3:04 What does Babaji mean by existence value?
  3:41 Will stopping the imaginations in meditation affect our creativity?
  4:58 Can an imagination be useful ie to find a higher goal for a spiritual life?
  6:15 Are good thoughts like kindness and happiness ok to cultivate?
  7:09 Why are some people prone to negative thoughts?
  7:43 Are the negative thoughts also the six shapes of the mind that Babaji talks of?
  9:01 Are there positive shapes to the mind?
10:05 How to overcome the habit of worrying
11:46 How can we deal with overwhelming thoughts?
13:45 How to deal with a stronger attachment to worldly things, in spite of meditation
15:22 How can we watch a thought without it becoming active, turning into a stream of thoughts?
17:40 Is contemplation different from meditation?
19:04 When practicing japa should you think of the mantra or the deity?
19:44 Is multi-tasking in the mind really possible?
21:09 During Babaji's 20 years of training, what was the mind focused on?
22:10 Was Babaji trying to please Swamiji during this training?
23:03 Is intelligence the same as the mind or the brain?
24:35 Is intelligence necessary for spirituality?
28:02 Should we use the mind to keep the mind under control?
29:24 In daily life, how do we recognise which thoughts to act on and which thoughts not to act on?
34:10 What should we do when our mind starts to stray from the spiritual practice?
36:16 How can we disconnect from obsessive or foolish thoughts?

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