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The Center of 3 Contexts of Appearance

There are 3 contexts of appearance about which I would like you to really PONDER…

1. Context 1 : I am a being with consciousness or a conscious being.
99.9 percent (including me) see and live from this context….majority of the time.

2. Context 2: I am not a being with consciousness but rather the consciousness which the being has.(to put it in a way)

Very insignificant number of us must be living from this context ..majority of the time.

3. Context 3: Well it is indeed so that there is no such thing as a being who is conscious but rather only consciousness. But the thing is I am not even that consciousness…its just consciousness which is all that is.

Context 2 is what Advaita tries to actualize and context 3 is what Buddhism in turn and up to a level and in a way does {{{at least to my limited understanding(which is the only thing i am sure about)}}}}

Now let us turn to the over ambitious title of this post ---centre of three contexts. How can three different things say like three circles have one single centre?

This could be when one circle is inside the other. So that circle one is inside circle 2 and circle 2 is inside circle 3 with the same centre.

Like when we are climbing up a mountain. Going up we see a beautiful flower…after climbing up a bit more ….may be a thorn pierces us….and still going up we pluck and eat a fruit….

Going up going up we lose sight of all these places because they have merged into one single sight from above…..must be very beautiful…

Could this be a context which is not a context ,…..

or may be the center of any or all contexts….?

Now when we are going up …going up…why do we refuse to see this merging of all things and still stuck..looking at the thorn and the fruit and the flower….and try and pick which one of them is the reality….or the more real one...

like how the waking merges into the dream and the dream into the deep bliss and back to the waking...like there is only this merging ( i could have said there is no entity merging but for that merging which is...)

I don’t know what iam talking about…..iam happy(and irritatingly I don’t know why…)…now don’t you dare blame me for that….

May be the next time I am morose I will try and take a look at this post…AI you… you happy sonof a ……

regards.hope this post one way or the other was useful like a cup of coffee....

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Like a seed . . .

Hey AI,

Like a seed on barren earth, it's taken a little bit of time for your post to take root in my sun baked imagination.

Meaning in part, while I sensed a heart-felt sharing in your seedling words, if truth be told . . . I'm not always a constant gardener conscientiously pruning my mental garden of overgrown definitions, explanations, theories, practices, and stories that can obscure natural awareness.

But in my varied travels of the dual and non-dual I've come across a plant, an epiphyte, that grows harmlessly on other plants and derives its moisture and nutrients from the air, rain and . . . sometimes from debris accumulating around it. (Hmmm . . . my kind of plant!)

So in response to your epiphytic post, and in the spirit of brevity and prudent self gardening, I'll simply note. . . I appreciate sipping your brand of coffee and munching on lightly buttered toast . . . while I ponder "what is aware" of "The Center of 3 Contexts of Appearance" (snip, snip . . . just trimming a little here and there of "enriching debris" . . . "how three circles have one center" . . . hmmm).

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Hi AI !!!

That which is there in all the three states of cyclic existence viz Jagrat (waking), Swapna (dreaming) and Sushupti (deep sleep) in each one of us is the Original Being of each of us. There is something which binds all the three states, else you may not recall all your past experience and after waking up everyday you will be like a New Person. You can't be woken up from your sleep just by calling your name, if minimum awareness doesn't exist in you in deep sleep. The mind and consciousness are only shut down during the sushupti. But, still you were there as BEING. This BEING is never born or dies, can't be made wet or burnt, does't age or grow old, etc. Everything happens only to the Body & Mind and not the Being. Because, you enjoyed the deep sleep more than anything and you also crave for such a deep sleep, proves the fact that you were somewhere there as a Being to enjoy it even in absentia, at least subliminally without being conscious.

Then, where were I when I was in Sushupti? I was there as something which I was not simply conscious of while I was in Sushupti. That state is my pristine perfect state, call it as, Pure Being, God, Brahman, Atman, Self, Monad, Seed etc. I go back home during my Deep Sleep State, as if one goes home after an hectic day and enjoy one's original nature of Bliss during the absence of one's Body, Mind and Consciousness.

I am pristine pure when I am in Sushupti. I become the Pure Being, Brahman, Atman, Self, Monad or Seed. Can I enjoy this state consciously without my Body and Mind? Yes. It is very much possible for yogis to achieve this state while being awake. We call this state as Turiya the 4th State. I have practically experienced this 4th state often. This state is like Natural Drugging. Everyone has enjoyed this state at least occasionally, when they are in the twilight zone, between Sleeping and Walking in the early morning. Just try to grab the twilight zone and hang on to the same for some time, if you can not become a Yogi. That is, enjoying your Original State of BEING (Being conscious of Bliss).

Being the BEING (in all 3 states) is Real. Rest are convenient stories.

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Finer distinctions, where consciousness meets story

Are these three distinctions helpful for you?  Is this a curiosity to have something to discuss that can last a long time?  Or is it the calling of the role in a very a special club?  You are all old hands, so I guess that I can ask some rather direct questions.

Let’s assume scenario one, and then scenario two.  OK, Please tell me how your life has changed.  Where are these contexts, (besides in thought)?  It is proposed on top of each other.  Is one bigger, more complete than the others?  If not then they are one and the same, Right?  If Yes one’s bigger, then is there a preference?  If there is any preference, then if you judge yourself to be there you will want to be here.  You can work toward it.  There must be some practices that will aid with the grander vista.  What a fabulous dance.

  • In the mean time there is the feeling of a me.
  • Is it telling you anything or directing your course of action?
  • Is it changing day to day, or is it just in a repetitive cycle.
  • Is spontaneity a part of your life, (doing something completely different on the spur of the moment).
  • Or are you completely predicable.

I ask these question to know more about you.  I take an interest.  I want to know how your contexts 1, 2, & 3 are weighing on, effecting or liberating you.

Are you meeting each componant of yourself every moment of every day, or are you sicking with a rarified concept of you, and the gassy feeling that goes along with it?

  • There are relationships that are calling.
  • There is money to be earned and spent.
  • There is community to support or to ignore.
  • City services need someone’s attention, but . . .
  • Why do they vote these guys into power again?

I guess it’s all under control since you have time to say hello to us.

The other thing I find amusing is from the Tiruvannamalai boys isn’t it?  They might espouse Turiya as the ultimate “trans-dance”.  Why not be drugged out (in bliss of course).  Let’s say that we all will be in Turiya, but in its right time (after death) you’ll have the longest (non-) experience possible.  Why do it when you have to wake up?

Deep dreamless sleep is another one of their facinations.  

A while back I proposed a thought experiment for the dreamless sleepers.  Your answer back then was immaculate, but you completely ignored my proposal.  I’ll repeat it here to see if I can get an acknowledgement.

I can illustrate through a thought experiment.

Let’s say tomorrow I put on a white coat and stand at your bedside.  When you awaken I gently say that I am the third generation of caretaker, and that we have guaranteed that we gave you the highest quality (and tastiest) IV solution for these past 90 years of deep dreamless sleep.  I say that you are the longest living (specimen) in our Ultimate Bliss Program, and you are now over 128 years old, (we lost count exactly).  We now wake you up to congratulate you, and to say good by, because your heart and lungs (still working through our excellent care) are paper thin and any movement or sneeze will rupture them.

I suppose you will be happy that you used this life so wisely, and maximised your bliss time, more than any other living being in history.

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Dear Richard you do give the

Dear Richard you do give the impression that you
Have a tremendous point to make....but please hurry ....

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Dear friend

There is no imperative that you have to get me, or have to hang in there.

You are always free to roam the hollows of your mind.

Let's Discover
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Dear Richard please don't

Dear Richard please don't take it personally.sorry if I hurt your ego.
Regards.

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These are the kind of responses that I categorise

Say something, but don't meet anything that's been said.   So, Nothing to do.  I am comfortable with that. You want to say hi, so hi.  

It is your thread.  Take it and go where you want with it, to make your point.  Or stay with your own thought pattern and justify it with a habitual verbal structure and the feeling that goes with that.  

It's been a long time, so maybe we have to get to know each other again, before we can interact.

Here's a suggestion to disucss.  What is the nature of friendship.  Is it agreeing and making no waves?  Or is it rattling them bones?

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No this time iam really

No this time iam really serious.what is it that you want to put across?
What is that you want us to know...?iam ready to listen and also learn.
....the thing is I just cant understand what you want to say...
You are to me ,like a doctor who comes out and says "surgery is successfully completed.
But patient is dead.thats the only thing."...

Well the doctor could be right in his own perspective...

I would indeed like to know what is it. Please...

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Your first reply indicated

Your first reply indicated that you had to go pee.  I hope that you are relieved now.

The second reply said, No, this time I am really serious, which meant that first reply wasn't really serious.

Now here on your own thread there is discussion (below), that expands and clarifies an on-going discussion.  If you read the posts (of either party), you will come a long way toward understanding.

 

Frankly I like to consider the foundation of every argument and what some different points of view might be.  If that turns out to be too long, I realise that mode of analysing is not for everyone.  

If you want to have a discussion, start another thread with something that is meaningful to you.  Just chose one small thing but make it touch your heart, and say something that you think is important about it.  If it is short, I won’t go on too long.

 

Otherwise pick up some points here and ask or give your impression.  Or come on to another thread I am sharing on, a couple below this one on the side bar.

 

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That is why I say I don't

That is why I say I don't understand you...
I just want to know what is it that you want us to know...
You tell me ...and allow me to get back..

Conclude what ever u want to say...which you haven't any where in this thread and then
Allow me to get back...like a chekov story it starts in the middle of the plot and ends there...
Regards Richard.

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Thanks Richard !!!

  
Q: Finer distinctions, where consciousness meets story

Are these three distinctions helpful for you? Is this a curiosity to have something to discuss that can last a long time? Or is it the calling of the role in a very a special club? You are all old hands, so I guess that I can ask some rather direct questions.

A: Once the mind is seen at its value, it is just recognized only to its necessary usefulness. I don’t give much importance to it. I just use it as a Tool for my functioning. Mind is a wonderful servant, but a bad master.
  

Q: Let’s assume scenario one, and then scenario two. OK, Please tell me how your life has changed. Where are these contexts, (besides in thought)? It is proposed on top of each other. Is one bigger, more complete than the others? If not then they are one and the same, Right? If Yes one’s bigger, then is there a preference? If there is any preference, then if you judge yourself to be there you will want to be here. You can work toward it. There must be some practices that will aid with the grander vista. What a fabulous dance.

1. Context 1 : I am a being with consciousness or a conscious being.
99.9 percent (including me) see and live from this context….majority of the time.
2. Context 2: I am not a being with consciousness but rather the consciousness which the being has.(to put it in a way). Very insignificant number of us must be living from this context ..majority of the time.
3. Context 3: Well it is indeed so that there is no such thing as a being who is conscious but rather only consciousness. But the thing is I am not even that consciousness…its just consciousness which is all that is.

A: I don't attach much importance to wordings and hang on to them. Let the contexts be contexts . They don't change my reality and understanding in anyway. Let there be any number of contexts, permutations and combinations of possibilities. Consciousness/Awareness is readily available at every moment for me to rest in peace. In my opinion, that is what is more essential than the contexts.

Similarly, what if, if the Entire Universe is nothing but Light or Sound? I am least concerned about that. We can't be even sure whether our head is inside the world, or the world is inside our head, or one within each other. These are mere intellectual quests. They have little to do with our self realization.

Any how Context 3 seems to be an agreeable proposition in my view. Context 2 also can be super imposed on context 3 to mean the same.

I have never neglected my Body & Mind, just because my real Being is consciousness, as also of others. I am clear that I am also the body & mind. I don’t consider it as an Illusion. May be I consider the Body as Hardware, Mind as the Software, and Consciousness as Operating System (OS). Everything is indispensable for my effective functioning. The instrument (body), is as important as the Mind (Software), without which I can’t realize my Self (Consciousness). The Body and Mind have come as a boon, for me to realize my Self (Consciousness). A dog also has Body & Mind, but it can’t realize its own self. Hence, I know the value of my body & Mind which is far evolved than that of a Dog. Thank God, I have this set of Body & Mind which aid me realize this consciousness. Why separate all the three, Body, Mind, & consciousness and confuse? Let them be as they are.
  

Q: • In the mean time there is the feeling of a me.
• Is it telling you anything or directing your course of action?
• Is it changing day to day, or is it just in a repetitive cycle.

A:The feeling of me is my Consciousness (Self Aware feeling). The Mind changes but doesn’t age. The consciousness doesn’t change and also doesn’t age. I clearly see my mind changing every day. So I don’t trust it much. The consciousness is merely a silent spectator. Consciousness doesn’t judge or comment. It is only the stored vasanas and samskaras (subconscious mind) that reacts, judges, comments and suggests as thoughts, reactions and advices. Conscious Mind is a form of reaction of the same subconscious mind only. Conscious Mind and Consciousness are not the same. Conscious Mind may be a reaction of the Subconscious Mind, whereas Consciousness is non judgmental self awareness only. Beyond the Body, Mind and Consciousness there is Awareness which is the substratum of all existential beings and is the substratum for all Sentient and insentient things, which includes Molecules, Electrons, Sub Atomic Particles etc. The whole Universe is Aware, but human beings are Conscious.
  

Q: • Is spontaneity a part of your life, (doing something completely different on the spur of the moment).
• Or are you completely predicable.

A: When I decide an action, it spontaneously happen in my Sub consciousness and reveled as speech and actions. I am at the mercy of my sub consciousness. The conscious mind merely acts as a gate keeper and finally veto out some of the subconscious actions. Conscious mind is more of ‘Freewon’t’ rather than ‘Free will’. It can’t decide, but it can veto out the action of the subconscious at the last moment. Everything takes place spontaneously. Our actions are not predictable by our own self. The best we can do is to train the sub conscious and make it more submissive, civilized and cultured. Ultimately, the subconscious is the decider of all actions. There is no second decision maker. No one knows what is there in the store house called subconscious. It's a fact that everyone is at the mercy of the subconscious mind. May be the subconscious tendencies are called as Karma. The greatest gift is, if one has a refined subconscious mind. One can achieve a state of refined, beautiful and flowering subconsciousness by means of regular sadhana.

The conscious mind may be seen as a Voiceless Puppet Manager. A closer look will reveal that Conscious Mind is a mere reaction of the Subconscious Mind. Let us not confuse Conscious Mind with Consciousness (Self Awareness).
  

Q: I ask these question to know more about you. I take an interest. I want to know how your contexts 1, 2, & 3 are weighing on, effecting or liberating you.

A: Contexts 1, 2 & 3 don’t affect me at all. Liberation happens in Mind and not in consciousness. Consciousness is already liberated and blemishless. All tinkering has to be done with Mind only. Liberation means, Mind understanding its limitations and taking back seat. An Enlightened Mind aids one’s Liberation. Enlightenment takes place only within the domain of the Mind. Once Enlightened, the Mind becomes subdued, and the atrocious Giant becomes a humble Genie.
  

Q: Are you meeting each componant of yourself every moment of every day, or are you sicking with a rarified concept of you, and the gassy feeling that goes along with it?

A: Living Life means living in Body & Mind. Naturally, both are troublesome guys. We can’t escape their atrocities. The only consolation is I don’t trust them (Body & Mind) anymore. So, they don’t wag their tail much. Just like a trained dog, they go and lie down silently in a corner. Still, the dog lifts its head (mind gets agitated) as the case may be, but only to become subdued very soon. No grudging all the time.
  

• Q: There are relationships that are calling.
• There is money to be earned and spent.
• There is community to support or to ignore.
• City services need someone’s attention, but . . .
• Why do they vote these guys into power again?

A: I deal with life very sensibly all the time just as every intelligent man does function. I don’t escape life. Outwardly, I am also like the next door man, but my beliefs are drastically different from that of others.
  

Q: The other thing I find amusing is from the Tiruvannamalai boys isn’t it? They might espouse Turiya as the ultimate “trans-dance”. Why not be drugged out (in bliss of course). Let’s say that we all will be in Turiya, but in its right time (after death) you’ll have the longest (non-) experience possible. Why do it when you have to wake up? .

A: I never evade any of my responsibilities for the sake of Turiya. I met head on with life. Actions may be Minimum, but nevertheless very sensible.
  

Q: Deep dreamless sleep is another one of their facinations.

A while back I proposed a thought experiment for the dreamless sleepers. Your answer back then was immaculate, but you completely ignored my proposal. I’ll repeat it here to see if I can get an acknowledgement.

I can illustrate through a thought experiment.

Let’s say tomorrow I put on a white coat and stand at your bedside. When you awaken I gently say that I am the third generation of caretaker, and that we have guaranteed that we gave you the highest quality (and tastiest) IV solution for these past 90 years of deep dreamless sleep. I say that you are the longest living (specimen) in our Ultimate Bliss Program, and you are now over 128 years old, (we lost count exactly). We now wake you up to congratulate you, and to say good by, because your heart and lungs (still working through our excellent care) are paper thin and any movement or sneeze will rupture them.

I suppose you will be happy that you used this life so wisely, and maximised your bliss time, more than any other living being in history.

A: Prarabha is inevitable in life. We can’t escape actions, even if we want to. For the sake of Bliss, we can’t escape of our duties and responsibilities. Your situation won’t leave you. Your vasanas and samskaras won’t leave you. They will eventually tie you with actions. My wife and children won’t leave me to act freely as I like. How can I ever be free of actions? The only consolation is, I can change my believe about life and rest in peace irrespective of all my outward actions.

Life is not an Illusion. Our assumptions and presumptions about life are only illusions. Mind creates all illusions. Still, we have to deal with life sensibly and diligently.

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I think that the “hardware, software, operating system” analogy is useful, and to say that body and mind are a boon, so that all three can function together.  Then you could go back and enhance your first statement about mind and its necessary-usefulness, to say that all these tools are a boon and offer a wholeness that is the “me” functioning in awareness.

So far on this page we are four old hands that have interacted for some years.  I will suppose that we have interacted in friendship.  But is it friendship to again jump in to discussing such completely synthetic technicalities, when life is really so much more interesting than this?  

I say that we are here to understand ourselves through writing, and to discover with one another.  This discovery is not about researching the right answers, but it is about asking the right questions.  Many questions have to be discarded before we get to those that are worth our limited time on earth.  You say that you do not attach much importance to wordings.  So this question is not of much value to you either.  Why not say so?

On the other hand I attach a greater importance to wordings.  My observation is that they form the context of our current world views that give or take away our power to act.  As our power to act (imaginary or real, same thing) is constricted we feel stress, and waste great energy and time dealing with, or running away from anxiety.  I feel that I have for the most part tamed that tendency, and I am always aware of, and I am always softening my anxiety level.  If anything, I feel this skill is worth sharing.

You have said for you “the feeling of you” is your consciousness feeling.  I would suggest that consciousness has no feelings, and that only the body can feel.  I suggest that without a body (if there is anything still functioning), it would be 100% abstract, with no impulse to move or overcome inertia.  Even the concept of inertia wouldn't exist, merely stasis.  Therefore I say that (bodily) feeling is the motivation for all human action.

If you say that mind changes so you don’t trust it, then I think you miss the point.  If it didn’t change you wouldn’t notice it, and it wouldn’t be a tool.  That changeability is what we call discovery and creativity.  If you feel a vicim of a changing mind, then the captain of the ship has absconded.  He left because of a verbal belief structure, (made when wordings were deemed not important), that said he was no longer useful.  Call him back.

I like your definition of the conscious mind as a reaction to and gate keeper of the subconscious mind.  I like your concept of Free-won’t as opposed to Free-will.  You say you can train the subconscious and make it more submissive.  You also say you can refine it through Sadhana, which means that we aren’t totally at the mercy of the subconscious.

If the subconscious is the soil of our being, then perhaps we can plant good plants and trim the weeds.  Granted the definition of a good plant and a weed might come from the subconscious.  We don’t know the powers of the conscious mind.  Trying to understand them by logic, (based on sequence such as subconscious was here first, or is bigger), will arrive at certain conclusions.  But in the spirit of discovery and experiment we can demonstrate what the conscious mind can do only by defining a bigger role for it.  Then we can design a test to see if that is true.  These continually expanding tests might become the meaningfulness of life.

Human content unfolds in a window of time space.  Yet the human hardware and software are also dependant on a wider window of time-space.  We believe that the majority of things move around in micro-seconds and less, which our body is in contact with.  And that icecaps melt in 100’s of years or tectonic plates shift in millennia, which our environment is shaped by.  Still our human content is shaped only in minutes and years.  Does that automatically mean that everything that happens has to be called spontaneous because the molecules of life move swifter?  I would  say that is confusing the macro with the micro.

I claim that a more useful definition is that, no it is not just spontaneous.  We do decide on content, day by day or year by year.  That is the mental window, delimited by the sensitivity of our sense organs.  Even though they must be analog and in constant contact, they don’t pick up movement outside of those limits.  It is the window of the content of human life on earth.  You can willingly participate with it, or ignore it.  But vital things happen there even without you.  It is your descriptors of life that could close off that realm to you.  Yes all liberation happens in mind, and all binding happens there too.  It could pay to investigate it, if not for yourself, then to share your findings with others.  Perhaps that boils down to understanding mental limitations, but I wouldn’t call it mind riding in the back seat.  The back seat has no utility, but we have said earlier that mind is a tool and a vital component of the whole.

The mind is not now in the back seat.  It is just that outdated imperatives have been released, and mind is now open to investigate afresh and make current discoveries.  The old scripts have been turned in, and the writing of life begins anew.  Turiya might be a useful place to visit to put these other areas into perspective.  But I maintain that the timeless is not a place to hang out, when the content of your life is in time.

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Thanks for your detailed response !!!

  

Q : You say that you do not attach much importance to wordings. So this question is not of much value to you either. Why not say so?

A: I am sorry for the miscommunication. Let us not consider those of my statements too much literally. I just wanted to mean, that I don't take words too much seriously.The reason being, people hang on to words and fight continuously leaving the substance. But, still I consider every word of others. All of us make our view points. But, Perceptions always differ. The very nature of Mind itself is such that it creates numerous perceptions. That is the reason, why I said I don't attach much importance to wordings and don't hang onto words. When there is a question, I am obliged to express my understanding as my views. But, it should be understood that everyone lives in one's own mental world of perceptions. Still, I must have my own views and my own perceptions. Since, the very nature of perceptions is such that they always differ, I just don't expect others to heed my views. Still, I make my comments.

I also agree that words are essential for a meaningful living. They are absolutely essential. But, words can be kept to the barest minimum. I am of the opinion that We can always speak one word in place of ten unnecessary words.
  

Q: You have said for you “the feeling of you” is your consciousness feeling. I would suggest that consciousness has no feelings, and that only the body can feel.

A: May be I am wrong. But, let us consider a Sleep walker (Somnabulism). He does everything like any of us like travelling in bike, car, jumpig the gate etc. The only difference is that he is not conscious. His mind is active. But he is still not conscious of his acts. He goes out during sleep and come back and sleep again, even without the slightest consciousness that he has done such acts.Let us take a baby, before it develops consciousness. The baby still functions to its ability with limited awareness, even without being conscious(Self awareness). It is my opinion that the sense of I (consciousness), if non existent, we would still act like any other animals, but without the sense of 'Self Awareness'. As animals, We would be Aware, but not 'Self Aware'. Whether the body is conscious (Self Aware), or the Mind is Conscious (Self aware) is a different question that needs deep exploration.
  

Q:Therefore I say that (bodily) feeling is the motivation for all human action.

A : I agree absolutely. Feelings/Emotions are the prime movers for all our action. Emotions are neither good nor bad. They are inevitable for a meaningful living. Emotions are the juice of life.
  

Q: If you say that mind changes so you don’t trust it, then I think you miss the point. If it didn’t change you wouldn’t notice it, and it wouldn’t be a tool. That changeability is what we call discovery and creativity. If you feel a victim of a changing mind, then the captain of the ship has absconded.

A : You are right. I only wanted to mean that people are too much getting carried away by the whims and fancies of the mind. The whole world is in a mess because of each ones mind is telling different stories of 'Right and Wrong.' I only wanted to mean that we should not be too much carried away by the tell-tale fun stories of the mind. I give respect to my mind, but I always look at it with little suspicion. This is what I meant by telling I don't trust my mind much.

  
Q: You also say you can refine it through Sadhana, which means that we aren’t totally at the mercy of the subconscious.

A : I agree. That is why I said Sadhana is essential to train up the subconscious. Else, we have to act at the whims and fancies of the subconscious mind. Sadhana is essential. Tattva Bodha says Discrimination (Differentiating Permanent from Impermanent), Dispassion (Absence of desire for the enjoyment), Sama (control of mind), Dama (control of sense organs), Uparama (strict obsevance of ones own duties), Titiksha (Endurance of heat and cold, pleasure and pain), Sraddha (sincereity) and Samadhana (single pointed mind) are the essential qualities meant as sadhana. The moot question is how does the will to cultivate sadhana arise in one?

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Q: Perhaps that boils down to understanding mental limitations, but I wouldn’t call it mind riding in the back seat. The back seat has no utility, but we have said earlier that mind is a tool and a vital component of the whole.

A : I agree. Once, the Mind understands its limitations, the gates to the Heaven opens automatically and life and living becomes a sort of paradise on earth. We become so much excellent that our actions become spontaneously and naturally perfect. Our presence is always liked and loved by everyone around us.

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