Archive for February, 2007

The Way Out

February 28, 2007

As the Mind is limited by the framework created by the time,space, matter,energy which are all part of gross sense data – One should try to raise above this framework to realize the true self which is beyond this framework.

This is a the fundamental disease called AVIDYA (darkness) due to which everyone is bonded and afraid and sinking in the misery.

1. Most of the people never accept that we have this disease (as a mad man never admits it)
2. Most of the people accept, will not try to cure this disease and blame fate or make some unknown thing responsible for that darkness
3. Some more of the accepted lot will keep dwelling on the best doctor/cure (look out for the best religion/belief)
4. Some will keep studying about the cure and never take the medicine
5. Some try to pretend that they are taking medicine – This will not help cure the disease.
6. Only when one approach the doctor with faith, and use the medicine will have the cure for this disease

Hence, the way out is to start taking the cure (medicine) with faith. The medicine prescribed by a realized guru to be taken in and practiced as prescribed with full devotion to get the realization.

Understanding that the darkness is negation of light and bringing in the light will remove darkness and darkness by itself never exists is the first pill of the cure to this darkness.

Mind – The Cause and Effect

February 22, 2007

Mind’s framework of causation is dependent on the time. There should always be a cause which precedes the effect. But the very time is a product of change – if there is no change, there is no time. Change is felt in the space. So, time and space are dependent on each other (which are part of the overall illusion created by the ego bondage)

The enquiry of cause and effect time and space with a full open mind is a good starting point for understanding the mind.

Mind is the tool to understand mind.

Letting it wander here and there is under-utilizing it.

Three states of Conciousness

February 7, 2007

State1 – False ‘awaken’ state where all the sense data is being processed by the mind.
State2 – Dreaming state, where only the mind reflecting in absence of gross external senses
State3 – ‘Deep Sleep’ – where all the gross senses and mind are at rest and only the ‘true self’ is conscious

After a good night’s sleep, one only realizes that ‘I had a good sleep’ – The ‘I’ in the deep sleep consciousness is the real ‘True Self’

Once the true self ‘I’ starts processing the sense data – the ‘i’ directed by the ego enters into the dream and starts thinking the ‘names and forms’ which are percieved by the gross senses are real – This is the fundamental mis-identification -> root cause of finite self and the bonding to the ego.

Evolution of Ego

February 1, 2007

EGO is the first veil around the simple universal truth. Let us see what all the other traps along with EGO.

1. As the identification is in possessions, one needs a better quality possessions – Attachment
2. Attachment derives into DESIRE
3. Unfulfilled DESIRE causes ANGER
4. ANGER causes ANXIETY
5. ANXIETY causes FORGETFULNESS
6. FORGETFULNESS causes ‘INABILITY TO THINK’
7. Once the capability of thinking is lost – it causes destruction.

The above causation is described in the ‘Bhagavad Gita’.

By being aware of this EGO one can avoid the fall of destruction.