"Our body and this complex world around us is meant to reveal and display the Self variously. Spiritual seeking lies in looking for That which animates the body. Turn the mind and intelligence inward to their very Source. Let the thoughts make you search for the thinking substance, the thinker.  Only then the mystery of the Self will be unveiled."

The Guiding force of Narayanashrama Tapovanam & Center for Inner Resources Development

Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha

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Harih Om Tat Sat. Jai Guru.

I have been discussing the subject of the mind for the past three-four days. I am wondering whether you are correspondingly doing sufficient introspection to understand the principle and process of the mind itself, digesting the troubles and torments by virtue of either interactions with the other things or by virtue of its own desire, hatred, fear and the like. How to make one understand that the mind is not just a flimsy or a weak existence; on the other hand it is very powerful, resourceful and potent?

I think if you start thinking about how many thoughts are produced by the mind and how many emotions are generated by the mind, that will give you an idea of how potent the mind is. I think every day thousands, lakhs and even millions of thoughts arise from the mind. That means the mind produces these, and every time a thought is produced, in less than a second it also disappears. That means the mind dissolves it. Producing thoughts and dissolving them, again producing thoughts and dissolving them, the twin process continues, goes on continuing, continuing, continuing. As long as the body remains, this will continue.

Imagine; our body is a complex biological aggregate. It is full of substances and there is no free space in the body. Either, there is water or there is air, different forms of energy, muscle, flesh, bone, marrow, blood, all these are full in the body. In such a full body, how is it that the thoughts are generated? Do they occupy any space from the body and if there is no space available in the body for the thoughts to be generated, the question generally arises; is it a non-spatial generation? And who can possibly create such a substance? A substance which does not occupy space, a substance that does not interfere with the full body. How can such a thing called thought and emotion be generated or evolved? Who can do it? Suppose the mind is doing it, not suppose, it is doing it, what do you think of the mind? Is it not something very very unique in character?

How do you describe the mind? In reality, the mind itself is God. The mind itself is the soul. The mind is an expression of the soul; it is equally an expression of God. So, at least gauge the measure and magnitude of the mind by the number and variety of thoughts and emotions the mind produces every day and equally dissolves them. If it has got the power of creation, and also the power of dissolution, the mind becomes virtually equal to the supreme reality or God, to whom alone the possibility or the power to create as well as uncreate is there, we can think of.

So, mind is not a small trifling substance. It is on the other hand, the expression of a very, very infinitely, infinitely complex entity. Once you are able to understand it, the torments and agitations in the mind, they are like the cyclones and hurricanes, which are taking place in the vāyu kośa, in the sheath of air. Cyclones are generated. After some time, the cyclone subsides also in the air. Everything arises only to subside. So, in the mind’s sphere also you will find, all the thoughts and emotions and other forms of mental creations, all of them arise only to subside. To generate them, then to dissolve them, to generate further and then further dissolve them, this appears to be the unique potential of the mind.

So, rely upon that mind, support the mind, ask the mind to dissolve the agitations whenever you have and the mind will be doing it readily, readily and willingly. This you must understand and try to think more and more of the mind and do not think of complaining that ‘I have an agitation which I cannot bear, which I cannot dissolve.’ Our mind is itself sufficient to digest everything. Think about it. Understand the measure and magnitude of the mind by the number of thoughts and emotions it creates in such a quick succession every day, every hour and every minute.

Harih Om Tat Sat. Jai Guru. Jai Guru.

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