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Reason the Reason

What did you do so far today?

You may come up with many things or tasks you accomplished or yet to accomplish.

What did you do so far in you life?

You may come up with important achievements or major challenges faced in your life.

If you dig deep, all you did so far is engaging the mind in one thing or another. Every fraction of second your mind continue to reason to conclude the information, continue to reason to accept something, continue to reason to reject something, continue to reason why you did something, continue to reason why you want to do something, continue to reason why your right, continue to reason why others are in-correct. Continue to reason why you need to dream, continue to reason what you dreamed. Continue to reason why you need to compare with next person.

Mind fuels itself on reason. “Reason” supplies the needed energy to continue your thought stream. Branching out from one reason to other and another. It created a tree with complex branches, size of whole earth.

If want to sell something, you need to tell stories until customer is hooked to one of reasons from your stories. If you want to convince your family members, they will get convinced once they find a convincing reason in your story. Or others may reason that your story is not reasonable.

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Reasoning is a chain reaction, it starts with an idea, idea itself forms out of convinced reason. Reason helps to create another idea, idea creates more reasons in chain of thoughts. Every day, every fraction of second we are succumbed to reasoning mind. We are totally lost in this reasoning, anything else we do is nothing compare to time and energy we spend on reasoning. This will create an illusion called “Duality”. Reason separates you from things you see. It creates the self-identity. It creates the whole universe for you. Strong reasons or ideas create strong beliefs. Strong beliefs create strong passion. Strong passion creates narrow  mind to achieve something. It will create strong self-identification. In other words it will create strong duality. Strong duality does not let go of illusion of self identify. Strong attaching to self creates the misery and sorrow.

How we get out of the reason? Can we get out of it by reasoning the “way to get of it”? No way, the moment you start reasoning, you lost the grip on it. It’s catch 22. This reasoning is so strong that, it is not easy to get rid of. In fact we are afraid of get way from it, because it gives you a reason that, it is you. You can not get rid of yourself !!! remember catch 22!.

One and only way to get rid of it is by not reasoning, cultivating the mind not get lost in reason after reason. With carefully watching the mind and let the reason come and go way. By continuous practice with out falling for reason. You need to be mentally strong to be not fall for reasoning mind. That can only achieved by improving the concentration. More you develop concentration, more you aware of your mind. More you aware of your mind, more you can watchful of reasoning mind and let it go off it. More you let go off it, more you get grip on the mind.

Remember, you can not use reasoning mind to win the reasoning mind. That is why you pick a method to focus on something and improve the concentration. Your method can be anything, it should not look for reason to do it, it should not know what is the end goal. Even it knows the end goal, it should not attached to the goal. Just blindly practicing the method everyday, you calm down the reasoning mind. Once reasoning slowness down, foggy cluster on your thoughtful mind gets more clarity. It see the things as it is than the way you want to see.

After continues practice for several days or weeks or months or years, you reach a stage where unnecessary reason goes away. You just use reason to live your domestic day to day life.

Words can not justify the mind which crossed the reasoning. The mind which cross the reasoning, does not need a reason to love. It does not need a reason to forgive. It does not need a reason to live. That mind simply exist in pure bliss.

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Let it go ! Let it go !

Each moment our biological senses captures a lot of information and pass it to our primary sense the Mind. Mind interprets the current information based on past experiences and pass on its new judgement. We react according to our mind judgement. Our reactions (or actions) to deal with situation become a new information for our mind, more we repeat same reactions (or action), more we cement them as belief and these reactions (or actions) are strongly imprint in our mind. A set of actions (or reactions) we repeat become hobby.  At the end, these set of strong imprinted artificial information defines our character.  We also define it as self, thinking that we are mind. If you continue to repeat our hobbies too  frequently, they become addiction.  By this juncture, we lost control on our thoughts, become a slave to our addiction. Continuation of addiction may lead to greediness. At this point we do not need reason or logic to understand why we need to do what we have been doing. You do things just for sake of doing, which brings temporary pleasures.

The process of mind capturing the information and passing judgement based on our past hobbies happens several thousand times a day. As long as our senses are awake, this continue to happen. When we go to sleep, mind still active and rehash our intense experiences, feelings and create dreams. Dreams do not have logic, they are simply based on intense feelings and emotions you stored in your mind.  Dream is a manifestation of our own intense feelings and emotions.

Mind continue to store these memories one on top of another like a stack, which does not have any size limits, let’s call it “memory stack”. Oldest memories are at the bottom of memory stack, newest memories are at the top of stack. When we do nothing, memory stack pop the intense memory from top of stack.  That is the reason why, you remember the recent thoughts first than older thoughts.  However the moment we get thought, we do not let go off it. We possess that thought  or become the thought, our old hobby of reacting to judgement of mind starts. If you simply observe the thought and not to react at that moment, thought becomes weak, next intense memory on top of stack pops up. More you show patience and continue to observe thought after thought with out reacting to it, this will also get weaken. Weak thought will comes back like a guest, we should be careful not provide the food to it, by add emotions,feelings, physical action or mental action on it. If we do not, it will get further weaken. After few repetitions (or visits) of weak thought, due to lack of conditions, thought will vanish out of stack.

Best way to see it is, before you go to bed watch out last three topics mind thinks about, the moment you awake up, check the topics of thoughts. You can find that, mind start picking topics of thoughts you left last night. Due to less intense emotions and feelings in early morning, thoughts feel lighter, easy to let go off them. Now we know why we feel better, positive and happy after good sleep. How do we get rid of this stack, if not at least some of the memories on it?  We can get rid of them by letting go off them.  Yes, we get hook to our memories, as long as we entertain them by indulging in thought after thought on same feelings, mind continue fill the stack.

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Thought is like a virus. Virus does not die, it comes alive when ever there is favorable conditions, virus does not live by itself, it lives on host and becomes the host. So is your thought. Things act as fuel to the thought are:  emotions, feelings, logic, reaction, judgement etc.  Awareness helps to improve the watchfulness, concentration helps to keep you in this moment. Using our awareness and concentration, we can watchful of our thoughts and watchful of our reactions. When we let go off those emotions, let go off those feelings, let go off those negative reactions, thought automatically vanishes. There are plenty of tools you can use to master the watchfulness, by default you have one important tool, called “life”. Other tools are: practice of meditation, prayer, forgiveness, gratitude, empathy, service to people around you etc. what ever tool you choose, start using it today.

I agree, it’s not easy task, but there is no escape to avoid this stack you carry life after life. It’s is invisible burden we continue to carry. Just the way sleep does not end the mind, death does not end the mind. You start where you left in next life. Feelings, Emotions and Judgement are fuel to the thought, let us not fuel those thoughts, let them go !  practice forgiveness.  Remember, thoughts are temporary, they are like passing clouds, they are like paper tigers. You are the one making them real.

Wait a second, one more important thing, you can still hide the old thoughts with new happy thoughts, it does not mean your old thoughts go away, you simply add layer of happy thoughts in stack, it’s like adding good scent to existing bad odor. There is no escape, at the end you still need to throw away that dead rat causing bad odor, adding good scent is only temporary deception.

Remember, remember, here now! current moment. Let go off past, Let go off future, Let go off  judgment. Let go off passing thoughts.

Let it go! Let it go!

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