Man’s basic personality derives its essence from the quality and texture of his mind and intellect. Mind is the seat of impulses and feelings and it’s common in all living beings including animals. For eg… if one pulls the tail of a dog then it’s immediate reaction is to bark and show anger. It reacts to the physical hurt and a dog doesn’t have the intellect to decipher the motive behind the pulling of it’s tail. Same way all animals react to physical touch because of their survival instinct against any major threat to their physical being. However, man is the highest form of creation and is endowed with intellect. Intellect gives it the faculty of discrimination. It guides a human mind not to react in impulse of emotion but to analyse and respond using its faculty of discrimination. Intellect alone guides the human being what to do and what not to do. Human culture and society’s harmony and peaceful existence rests greatly on this ability to discern and take right action. A civilised society cannot run on whims and impulses of individual beings. Society goes through chaos and conflict when people act on feelings and impulses alone. Impulses are often guided by our senses. Need for immediate gratification makes one take hasty action based on personal impulses and feelings. Mind is a flow of thought just as river is a flow of water. Flow of water is kept in safe limits by its bank, same way flow of thoughts are kept in check by the intellect. If flow of thought is not kept in check by the intellect then it can run amok and have disastrous effect. Religion and scriptures provide the means and technique for the development of this inner faculty so that intellect remains firm and determined and man gets the choice to make or mar himself and his spiritual growth. Chapter 8 Mind and Man of Kindle life by Swami Chinmayanandaji
Mind is the child born of wedlock of awareness with experiences and expectations. It is duty of the mother, awareness, to look after, rear and put the child to the most important work envisaged by the Nature.
as they say that happiness is a grt illusion in our life . it is very transitory & the moments of happiness are really very lived , i mean to say that happiness stays with us for a very short while . strange it is that most part of our life we waste in chasing happiness where as happiness is the inherent nature of every soul & happiness is fundamental right of every soul which when transformed leads to joy & bliss . have you ever witnessed an unhappy child ? no matter how little a child has ; a child is always happy & even after few angry moments a child quickly returns back to it’s original nature .. that is a playful mode with happiness . so , one thing is clear that our happiness doesn’t depends on accumulation of material comforts , bank balance , big car or big bungalow but on the contrary .. happiness is the capacity of a human being to come back to it’s soul as quicker as possible as i said , that we are so busy & in a race to chase happiness that there is hardly any time to sit & feel about happiness . one sure way of finding happiness is … just sit quietly for some time , have few deep breaths . then ask your self a question … why i am not happy ? then start counting on your blessings .. 1, 2, 3…. & on …. then at least have the feel of a sense of gratitude & you will feel happy then & there only . an ever lasting state of happiness you would be in from here after … life will become a happy journey counting on your blessings …. thinking positively brings all the sunshine back to you … this is what i learnt through the grace of REIKI on me … soul searching .
I am this I am that No , I am a body Ney , I am something beyond this body this confusion this illusion keeps baffling me neither I am at peace with body consciousness nor able to go the way my soul yearns if i go for soul consciousness the fear of this world scares me if i seek success in this world my soul leaves me grt were the people who went into caves with a firm determination to find them self sat in silence , opened up their gyana chakra came back with a profound truth yes , I am something beyond this body had minimum needs lived with bare minimum but yet face was glowing mind at ease with peace all fears gone , scarcity dissolved the duality was gone when the light of truth dawned they became light & light only they descended as light lived as light ascended back as light only sankra , swami Vivekananda , Buddha are the grt lights who dispelled the darkness of ignorance . meditating in dark activates the pineal gland . when sitting in silence even the sound of AC , tick tick of the clock also can be quite disturbing & distracting during initial stages of meditation / focusing / dhyana …soul’s whispers