I am not mind

but I experience it !

Everybody is a born twins

When you born, you not only born with body, you also get non materialistic body with you. That  is your own twin, which is your Mind.

As a kid your might have know difference between you and your mind.

You might have complained your mom, Mom so and so says that. Doctor might have said, it is normal for kids imagine somebody with them.

Mom might have said, nobody with you. Be quite and sleep in your room.

As you go alone, you forgot about your twin. You no longer distinguish your self from your own Mind. Now there is strong bond between you and your mind. Mind becomes you. You become Mind. You can not differentiate your self from Mind any longer.

 what ever Mind convinces you to do, you just do it. Your mind looks for reason and chance to repeat what you did. Your repeated actions and speculation of mind, becomes your character. Did you decide anything recently, may be not, 99.99% time you just followed your mind. Because you are not aware of difference.

Mind has it own limitations, when you assume your mind, you own the same limitations.

Mind is like a air. You can not stop it moving. Its keep moving from one thought to other, endlessly.

You may not stop your thoughts, but you can train your mind keep it’s distance from you.

Having quite and clam mind will reduce the thoughts, it will let you see your self. Quite the mind more clear you can see yourself.

Simple tips to start letting go of chattering mind:

a) Keep aware of your thoughts and feeling, remind your self that they are not you.

b) You are perfect being, who is observer of thoughts, feelings and body your have. But do not identify yourself with them.

c) Follow the morals: no lies, no killing/hurting, no stealing, no sexual misconduct, no addiction to drugs.

d) Breaking morals, causes more disturbance in your mind. cause more pain. If you happen to break them already. Start accept it and work towards not breaking them now and in future.

e) Act on wholesome thoughts, ignore the thoughts which will hurt you and others. Let go off them.

f) Have your own time of 30 mins every day to pray god, or simply sit down in quite place or spend time with plant and flowers alone.

Try those simple steps, you can start seeing life opening up for you to explore. 

 

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EGO

I happen to ran into movie “Revolver” thinking that it’s B grade action movie.

I was surprised to find it’s indeed a great spiritual journey, psychologically in depth movie. Without much ado, I would like to present some of dialogs and quotes from the movie. Movie quotes are numbered, my explanation on them follow right below them. It get better idea, I have added few words in brackets of dialog or quote to understand better.

What is ego

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1. “The greatest con that you ever pulled, that making you believe that he(EGO) is you.”

Recognizing that you are not your mind/ego. It is pulling the greatest con of creation. However you can NOT recognize it just reading books or blogs, you should experience it by detaching your self from on-going thoughts in your mind.

When a parasite lives on host, host does not recognize that he become a parasite. Host believes he is parasite and acts accordingly. Ego is not a object to recognize in the outside world.

Ego is right in that thought, right now trying to divide and dissect the information on this blog, trying to form opinion out of what you read so far.

2. You know what’s so elegant about this little game (Life).. Jake. Nobody knows where the enemy is. They do not even know he (Ego) exist. He (Ego) is in every one of their heads.  And they trust him. Because they think they are him.

3. if you try to destroy him(ego) to save them. They try to destroy you to save him (ego).

I guess this is the reason, who won the ego (many buddhas from past), not dare to dispute with our egos. Rather they take round about approach, giving you technique/method to beat ego, with out telling you what is the end goal.  If they tell you up front, ego wins. Because you have not recognized the ego yet, you think you are that ego, does not want to see it separately. It makes the progress difficult.

How ego keep wins:

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a. You do all the hard work, I (ego) just help you along. The art is for me to feed pieces to you and make you believe you took those pieces, because your smarter and i (ego) am dumber. In every game and con there is always an opponent and there is always a victim. More control the victim think he has. less control he actually has. Gradually he (victim) will hang him self. I (ego) as an opponent just help him along.

b. formula has infinite depth in it’s efficiency and application, but it’s staggeringly simple and completely consistent. (regarding above formula and applying it on victim)

1. Rule one of any game or con, you can only get smarter by playing a smarter opponent (ego).

2. More sophisticated the game, more sophisticated the opponent (ego).

3. If the opponent is very good, he places victim inside an environment (Earth?)  he can control, bigger the environment easier to control.

4. So the opponent(ego) simply distract their victim (you and me) by getting them consumed with their own consumption (seven sins?).

5. bigger the trick, older the trick, easier it is to pull it. Based on two principles:

5.1 They (you and me) think, that can not be that old.

5.2 They (you and me) think that can not be that big, for so many people to fallen for it.

6. Eventually when opponent(ego) challenged or questioned, it means victim’s (you and me) investment and thus his intelligence is questioned. No once can accept that, not even to themselves.

7. You always find good opponent (ego) in very last place you ever looked (in your own mind).

Destroying the ego

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1. You heard that voice so long (your own thoughts), you believe to be you. you believe to be your best friend. (Recognize that your not mind)

2. Where is the opponent should hide? the very last place you ever look. (in you own mind)

I will stop here. There are different techniques in the world, to turn tables to destroy ego, they are based on same principle of how ego wins.

Giving your own money/things hurts your ego. Donation is the method/technique to reduce the ego. But if it happens with own name recognition or pride, ego is back in the game.

Is this reason we  invented, “random kindness.”?

Anyway, everybody busy with playing game with their own egos, including me. Out of million people, few hundred recognize that they are in game played by their own ego.

Out those hundreds, one or two will win the game. We call them “One who transcended the mind”, in short “Bhudda”.

last but not least:

Wake up Mr. Green

–Wake up ..”Who ever reading this blog”… time to recognize the ego/mind is not you, let go of parasite controlling you.

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We share what we have

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As a new-born we share our presence in this world

As a kid we share our feelings through emotions

As a toddler we share  toys and words

As a child we share  fun and food

As a teenager we share our values and questions

As a grown up we share our strong desires and ideas

As a senior citizen we share our memories

On the last day of  life we share our regrets

Every moment what we experience is what we share

We share what we have

After death, we share our whole life to universe, we are ashamed of what we did or we did not

In the next life we want to love every being we meet and we do not meet

We want to reborn to correct ourselves, the moment we born, we forget all we learned in past life

I would like to remind you once again what matters : “Pure love and Forgiveness”.

They cost nothing,  more you share them, more you get them.

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Challenges are angels to remind the self.

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Challenges are our best friends. They are  with us, they provide opportunity to change ourselves. They are neither road blocks nor the stepping-stones for ego, they are purely there to help us to remind the pure and happy self.

Time is not in wall clocks or wrist watches. It is just measurement of earth rotation on itself. The real experience of time is felt by continuous series of events happening in our life. We categorize them as good or bad based on the emotions we exercise through those events. Some of the events cause strong emotional reactions on the self. The event itself is neutral, the way we perceive it and customize it according to our view-point generates the reactions. Based on our past memories, personal character, morals we follow and beliefs we hold, our emotions may be strong or weak, good or bad on that event.

Strong emotions we exercise  dominates the logical sense, we submit to emotions, our reactions lose the balance too. Nature always manifest to help us, because we are not living in the nature, we are the nature.  The emotions we exercise strongly become our own wishes. Nature manifests itself to recreate similar emotions through different future events. Place and people involved in the event may differ, but emotions we wish will repeat. As long as we focus more on persons involved in the event, or their reactions, we miss the bigger idea, we feel like we lost control on event, other people have to change.

Let me repeat once again,  “The emotions we exercise strongly become our own wishes to the nature. Nature manifest itself to recreate similar emotions through different events”. Its our own wish to the nature through our reactions causing and creating new future events. Change should come from “within” by being watchful of our own emotions, our own reactions to events. Unfortunately emotions override the logic, we do not even remember what we read just now in the nick of the moment. But we win this by help of one angel. It’s name is “Awareness”.

Awareness is the key to understanding the self, if we can understand ourselves, we can understand all kind of beings, we can understand the architecture of universe.  Awareness can be developed through prayers, through meditation and through being aware of yourself every moment. Which ever technique you choose to follow, do not forget the goal of  “being aware in every moment”.  Let not your emotions master you, you be the master. Just the way, every person in the family is important to create the family, every being is important to create nature.

Be watchful of your emotions in this moment, moment after moment and every event, slowly you pick up the awareness of emotional self.  Do not hug the unhappy emotions, do not hold them, let them go.  One step at time, we slowly master the opportunity of challenges given by angels to help us to master the self.

Heaven and Hell are right now on earth through everybody mind. Make a good choice of choosing which one you want to live in.  I choose heaven by letting go of hell. You are next.

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Pleasures are not Happiness

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We are made of biological bodies. Bodies made of biological sensors. We were told we have five senses. Those five senses are in our body parts.

  1. Vision through our eyes
  2.  Smell through our nose
  3.  Listen through our ears
  4.  Taste through our tongue
  5. Touch through our skin

We experience whole world through these five senses.  When world gets in touch with our senses, we experience the world.

We choose to listen to a song,  which is pleasure to us. Does my ear simply capture sound or they listening ?. We know, ears are needed for listening but they do not listen, we listen. When sound meets the ear, ear generates the sound sensations, which are interpreted by our mind. That completes the listening. if anything broken in this process, listening does not exist.  When mind wander while listening, you are not listening, but sound may exist.  When our ears does not capture sound, your are not listening, but sound may exist.

We entirely depend on our senses to experience the sensations generated by them. We categorize these senses as what we like and what we do not like. Visual sense is more tricky, the moment we see something, sensations arise reaches the mind, vision establishes.

Pleasant sensations are not happiness,  unpleasant sessions are not un happiness. But we decide to categorize that way, how we decide it? We decide it through what our mind says.  Which is 6th intangible sensor we poses, the MIND.

  6. Experience through our MIND.

All 5 sensors are nothing, with out 6th sensor interpreting them and concluding logically. Mind also passes suggestions on our reaction by creating pleasant or unpleasant sensations to rest of body.  Just the way our biological senses reacts to particular sensations from outside world, we react to our own mind reactions. In a way mind is our primary sensor, that is why we all  believe 5 senses are working perfectly in our dream,  even though they are shut down during our sound sleep. Mind can recreate the exact sensations needed to believe we are listening, we are seeing in our dreams.  This special nature of mind makes us to believe that we are the mind.

Happiness does not need any sensations to experience, when all sensations seize  to exist in our mind, what is left is Happiness.   Just the way we can not experience music without having some degree of silence between notes, we can not experience sensations without having some degree of happiness in between them. When we do not have enough degree of silence between notes, music becomes noise. When we do not have enough awareness to see the happiness between all sensations, we seems to lose happiness.

When we believe temporary as permanent, we try to chase them in our entire life. We depend on our pleasure sensations to avoid or get away from painful sensations. In the end we deceive our selves, believe pleasure is happiness. We forgot to look into our self, understand what we made of. We are not our mind, we are not our sensors, we are not sensations, we are what left, when we take out mind, look beyond it, that is what we are. That is pure happiness.  You will not find it outside, we will only find inside, since your are that ultimate happiness.

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When conditions exist, things arise

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When conditions exist, things arise
— Buddha

When you adopt passing thought as our own, it holds your attention and then you get lost in that thought. When you get lost in your thought, you become that thought.  Once you become that thought, your emotion arises and become fuel for current thought. When your emotions become fuel for thought, you believe your the thought. When you become thought itself, you start seeing more passing thoughts from point of view of current thought. You adopt and become another passing thought. The cycle repeats several times in a second and it happens at light speed. In a second we become many thoughts. We fuel, nurture, become thought after thought. This continues stream of thoughts we labeled as MIND.

Mind does not exist by itself, it arises and experienced when you become bunch of thoughts. When you become mind, you think you are mind. You believe self is the mind and mind is the self.

I am not my mind. Your are not your mind.

We can separate our self from mind through awareness. Awareness arises when we let go of past or future created by our logical mind. When we let go of logic.

Just the way we become thoughts, we need to become awareness by letting go of all thoughts.  This can be done, many human beings done this, whoever done it and gone beyond mind, we called  them as “Buddha”. Gautama is one of those Buddhas.

Our goal may be challenging, but beginning it is half done.

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