Deep mind exploration vs. Deep space exploration

Everyone is fascinated by things like deep space exploration.

Our mind is being drawn outwards by our senses.

Obviously, there is no end to it. Today we are fascinated by the deep space, tomorrow we will be fascinated by the deep ocean.

The senses, which is the organ responsible for instigating desires, draw us outwards for two purposes, namely,

  1. for finding fulfilment and
  2. for the quest of knowledge

1) With regards to bringing fulfilment to our mind, the biggest problem is that in the end, life will be exhausted. We still cannot be able to bring fulfilment to our senses by chasing things in the outside world.

If our senses draw us towards chasing things in the outside world with no end, what if a Guru tell us try to subdue our senses by closing our eye to stop their control over us and start to explore the inner state deep in our mind?

Here is an important question the Guru asked.

How to bring fulfilment to our senses?

In ancient Vedic literature, we can find the answer with the word ‘Ānanda’ which means ‘bliss’.

The Veda says, “Of Bliss (Anand) all this is born, in Bliss all this is sustained and to Bliss all this is going.”

But where is the reality of this in the day-to-day life of the people?

Here is the message from the Great Master Maharishi’s:

“The nature of life is bliss; the purpose of life is the expansion of happiness; and that every human being can effortlessly unfold his or her infinite potential. In order to achieve that potential, it was necessary to meditate” and, so, in 1955, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi began teaching the simple, natural technique of Transcendental Meditation throughout India.

“During Transcendental Meditation, the mind will attain the ‘The fourth state of consciousness’ — the Pure Transcendental Consciousness — is just silence. That’s the state where the mind and the senses are completely silent, but consciousness is fully awake.”

“This level of consciousness has the quality of bliss, and that’s, if you want to say so, a goal in the practice of meditation — to develop that contact, to dip in to that samadhi. To cultivate the ability of the nervous system to sustain that.”

Maharishi explained to us above the meaning of a famous quote in Vedic Literature, ‘Sat-Chit-Anand’, which means Existence – Consciousness – Bliss

Hence, in order to bring fulfilment to our senses, what we need to do is to attain this state of pure consciousness by Transcendental Meditation.

2) With regards to the quest of knowledge of the relative world, obviously this would bring frustration to us because the knowledge of any object in the relative world is so vast and is ever changing. Also, Maharishi said, “Knowledge is structured in Consciousness.”

Hence in order to fulfil the goal of the quest of complete knowledge, we need to use a different strategy.

First of all, we know from modern quantum Physics as well as Vedic Science, there are a Unified Field, which is a field of pure consciousness from where the whole universe emerged. Because of this, all the knowledge of the entire universe is contained in seed form on the level of Unified Field. Hence we will call the Unified Field as the Home of all Knowledge.

Secondly, in order for us to experience and acquire the home of all knowledge, our mind need to be in the state of pure consciousness.

What do we mean by pure consciousness?

  • This is a self-referral state of consciousness. This is the state of awareness in which consciousness knows itself alone, when awareness is completely self-referral, when awareness has nothing other than itself in its structure. It only has nothing but consciousness itself and that is why we called it ‘pure’, which means it does not have any other things.
  • This is a state of pure knowledge where knower, known, and process of knowing are in the self-referral state at the unmanifest basis of creation. When knower, known and the process of knowing exists together, we called the knowledge, complete knowledge.

Only in this state of pure consciousness, we are able to acquire complete knowledge. As this is the level of home of all knowledge, our consciousness will thus be able to live complete knowledge of the home of all knowledge.

This obviously is the ultimate goal of the quest of knowledge.

Practically, our life will thus be lived spontaneously with the complete knowledge of the home of all knowledge.

Reference:

  1. 7 states of consciousness (bit.ly/7-states)
  2. Maharishi  Maharishi said that Yogic Flying creates an upsurge of bliss within the practitioner. And  throughout the ages, meditation has been called the key to true happiness. ( bit.ly/ananda33)

 

Davey So

Hong Kong