Thursday, September 16, 2004

Search the mind

The mind has an array of thoughts all hidden in the ups and downs of
the brain matter ready to course through the nerves and rise and cause
some action or make us realize something. Things can get contradictory
at times - the environment plays the role of a catalyst. The company
or situation you are in can make you react - positive feedback or
stimuli or thoughts of a positive or agreeable nature result in
pleasure and those that are on direct conflict causes resistance or
displeasure or disgust.
Something that you hate for long, for sudden reasons because of
certain positive developments may cause signals of positive to emanate
from that. This can you leave you confused as to your current opinion
towards that object or thing; especially if it plays a important role
in your life. 'Take it as it comes' is something that every human
tries to escape from. As I observe if someone or a group is doing
something to maintain your individuality you try to do something
different - uniqueness quotient ? But the domain of that unique thing
should be good or positive - that of course depends on the ability to
differentiate between good and bad, a capability inherent in every
mature human. But there are many things or lack of them that hinder
this - attitude, the state of mind, the leadership qualities, ability
to convert opportunities into actuals and many more things.
How is success defined ? The bank balance ? The creative pursuit or
abilities that you have conquered? Things that made your life
comfortable ? But the material aspect is insatiable. The more you get
the more you want.
There must be a way. It according to most spiritual lines of thought
is to recede the thought processes. Meditation and such aspects as I
have understood is to erase out the thoughts one by one and slowly
make the mind as pure as possible and then it merges into the primal
energy, unable to come back into this karmic entanglement or life on
earth �?? true freedom. Individual consciousness vanishes �?? Nirvikalpa
Samadhi according to Advaita philosophy.
What about the infinite universe and extra terrestrial life or is this
again a figment of imagination - the Universe itself ? Then ET life is
basically not possible ? Consciousness is itself a dream ?
People suggest that just do well in professional and personal life and
why bother about life and death �?? karma and nirvana etc etc. Thats the
Karma Yoga way �?? not that this is an invalid path, but the tendency of
the mind may be inclined towards the Jnana Yoga �?? the path of
knowledge to know what is that gets us here and how to get free of
this circle od pleasure and pain each in turn bringing in the other �??
pleasure and pain caught in a death match - as one topples the other,
he emerges stronger again the next time. Or Raja Yoga where in you try
to conquer your mind and power.
There is an interesting concept �?? the Ultimate goal. The ultimate goal
is not union of man with woman or woman with man to procreate and
thrive and propagate �?? but the ultimate goal of each human (being the
highest and most conscious life form) or soul is union with the Primal
state or being �?? the Brahman, this being possible when you are purest.
In this state time, space and causation seize to exist �?? the
relativistic standards fall apart as all the three above are nothing
but relative and not absolute. The absolute has only differentiated
itself into many through Maya or the active nature of Brahman (that
whole) also known as Shakti. Some people refute these as theories
especially recent neuro-scientists; since proof is not possible in
this particular case as experience is essential and once you have
experienced it you have gone out of this cycle; then who comes back to
explain what that experience is.
Yet the sticky tendencies and allure of this world stays on like glue
that has set and will never let you detach yourself. This sweet and
pleasant quagmire has amazing powers to beguile.

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