Develop a Harmonious Personality through Kriya Yoga

The school should always have as its aim that the young man leaves it as a harmonious personality not as a specialist.

– Albert Einstein

This line is part of a speech delivered by Albert Einstein, “On Education,” on the 300th  anniversary of higher education in America. This speech is incorporated in the Class XII Functional English Course. While I was interpreting this line, my students asked me, “How can we define and develop a harmonious personality?” I replied, “According to Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, harmonious means friendly, peaceful and without disagreement or arranged together in a

pleasing way so that each part goes well with the other.”

When the faculties of the body, mind and soul are equally evolved, the development of the personality is said to be harmonious. Another salient feature of a harmonious personality is the absence of conflict and chaos between mind and intelligence, self-indulgence and self-control. When there is no clash between the conscious and the subconscious mind,

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when one lives in harmony and peace with self and society, one is said to have a harmonious personality.

One can develop a harmonious personality by aligning the body and the mind to accept leadership of the soul in the body. When mind or intelligence takes the right decisions in guiding the soul and the body is fit and willing to initiate and sustain actions, man naturally develops a harmonious personality. Working as a TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More), the body, mind and soul help achieve more than any specific aspect of the personality.

Generally, man’s behavior is guided by subconscious tendencies and habits and man fails to exercise freedom of will. He becomes an automation in the hands of habits. Bill Gates’ business observation aptly applies here: “Automation

applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. Automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.” It’s very important to feed our sub-conscious mind with positive thoughts so that it automatically improves our attitude and behavior.

The practice of kriya yoga meditation aligns and integrates all levels of the mind: conscious, subconscious and superconscious. When the superconscious mind guides our actions, they naturally fall in harmony with universal laws. The practice of this great yogic technique weakens pre-natal and post-natal tendencies and sets man free to program afresh his bio-computer, that is, the brain, with dynamic discriminative thoughts.