It is important to have a mind and body that (together) work with great precision. Many people do not take great care of their bodies; nor do they delve into the nature and essence of their minds a great deal. Such behavior is often negligence. A body that consumes many foods that are not conducive to good health is operating in a way that is not harmonious, not orderly. Similarly, a mind that is operating with a lot of inner conflicts, resistance, fears, delusional manipulations, and a fanciful administration of power, is not being harmonious nor orderly.
A mind that is a hodgepodge of absorbed (i.e., learned) conditioning consisting of false psychological separation, inner conflict, inner resistance, and spurious (internal) domineering power can seemingly create a meditative silence that it may think is divine. However, a mind full of inner limitations, conflicts, suppositions, and learned attributes can easily deceive itself; such a silence is (inevitably) as limited as the mind that fabricated it. It may be that a truly profound and precise silence is never the product of a calculating mind.
A mind that is aware of itself, each and every day, without the stagnant patterns that society has impressed upon it, may (without effort or spurious inner dominating factors) function with (and “as”) real order, precision, and harmony. Thinking and the thought process is often used by (and “as”) such a mind; however, the thinking process is seen to be the limited tool that it is; the sagacious mind realizes that it need not exclusively cling to that limited domain. There is a cessation of thought/thinking that comes uninvited, that comes unprovoked; it is not the hypnotic, limited kind of fabricated silence that so many unfortunate minds have learned to materialize.
A mind that has profound awareness functions without a fictitious and misleading center (such as the kind that the majority have learned to accept and take as genuine). Most, with that misleading and inaccurate “center” that each takes to be genuine, function — especially internally — with fraudulent space and with fanciful separation. The fraudulent, limited space and fanciful separation are involved with protrusions of thought that are given (false) credit for being the source of power and domination (of the so-called other thoughts). Then, such minds of imprecision think that they can intentionally meditate, creating or concocting a space of true and legitimate silence. Does one see the absurdity of it?… A mind of delusional, distorted separation and fictitious space thinks it can fabricate a true silence (of vast space). What it produces will be an obtrusion (i.e., an extension) of its own inherent disorder and imprecision (and, therefore, will inevitably be of the conditioned and/or false). It is so easy for distortion to bamboozle itself into thinking that it is free, or whole, or divine (when it is not). Only an innocent, honest, truly humble mind (of real clarity and precision) is beyond self-deception.
A mind that examines without the burden of false values and the stale conditioning (of the past) can flower beyond limitation, internal imprecision, and fallacious separation (such as misrepresentation as when, in the mind, the so-called “controller” is misconstrued as being somehow separate from “thoughts seen with psychological distance”). Profoundly intelligent observation must be pristine, uncontaminated, undistorted, and beyond measure. It is very possible for the truly serious mind. Only a mind of real clarity and precision can see and understand the whole.
I would love to have a mind of real clarity and precision, but it’s a challenge when bombarded so many distractions from the mindless issues of others.
I understand what you mean, Ken! There sure are a lot of messed up heads out there doing mindless things and, oftentimes, it is difficult to be around (and see) all the turmoil. It can be done, though it can be an arduous thing. Just recently, for instance, we had to call the local sheriff, because a neighbor, a few doors down, was (repeatedly) driving his car injuriously fast aimed at my wife as she was walking the dog. My wife has Wilson’s Disease and walks with a bit of a handicap. What kind of a mind tries to mess with and cause more suffering to someone who is handicapped?
Amazing click..and thoughtful words.. 👍
Thanks, Himanshi! Appreciate that! 🙂
To have such a mind would almost mean a complete severance from this modern world where the mind is constantly bombarded from every direction
I think that one can still function in society and still have such a mind (though it would be doing things differently… with much more concern for harmony, peace, and the health of the environment). Relationship with people and animals can bring out opportunities to learn and understand oneself (beyond barriers and walls).
Great Points. And both healthy mind and body are achievable for many of us. We have to be careful of how we feed both and take time to clear the mind. Peace and Blessings
Thanks much, Craig, 🙂 and yes… both body and mind important here! We have to be very careful with this, however. For instance, when we say “Clear the mind,” we would be prudent to question about who (or what) is doing the “clearing.” Is there a controller separate from what needs to be cleaned? If there is, in reality, no separate controller (who is apart from the content of all this mess) then there is no need to create fallacious walls of separation. Fallacious walls of separation have done enough damage, in the world; inner walls — that are unnecessary — will only add to the problem.
Hello my friend. I was not trying to create An I was calling myself agreeing with you while using a figure of speech in the process, because I did not want to get too lengthy. I could share a lot more in my explanation but I will just leave it there. Peace and Blessings
Hello again my last reply was sent before I could finish editing I was trying to simply say that I was agreeing with you while using a figure of speech (clearing the mind). I did not want to be lengthy in elaborating on this. I was just saying good point. Peace and Blessings.
Yes, i realized that you were agreeing with me. Words are limited and often don’t convey things just like we would like them to. I was merely elaborating and pointing out that we have to be careful with things. The cleaner of the mind may, indeed, not be at all separate from what needs cleaning. The sweeper may not be so separate from the swept (though many minds trick themselves into thinking that they are different).
Stay perceptive and caring! 🙂
Interesting to contemplate … no debate from this corner, and yet beyond all you’ve said: each of us can benefit from sitting still however often we are able … tiny incremental shifts toward a wider opening. Very few of us approach the limit of possibility’s continuum!
Thanks for your comments, Jazz! 🙂
When one intentionally sits, what is the motive? If it is some intentional, meditative period, the mind is likely trying to create a silence that it thinks will be beneficial. However, a rather superficial mind — that has not understood its own limitations and inner barriers — will merely create a limited silence (limited space) which is an extension of what its essence fundamentally is. There must be self-understanding 24 hrs. a day. Without that sitting on some fabricated mat will only bring more cadaverous stagnation.
How does one gain self-understanding?
Or to put it differently, how does one lose self-delusion?
Interesting questions, Bluejay! 🙂
Regarding the first question, real self-understanding is not something that is gained by effort, over time. It’s a timeless movement that occurs when awareness (that is not contaminated) effortlessly perceives from moment to moment. Motiveless looking, without the burden of past knowledge always interfering, is not accumulating psychologically… so gaining is not a factor.
The second question is related to what was written regarding the first. Obviously, awareness that is twisted by fallacious beliefs and erroneous mental constructs will not see clearly and accurately. Understanding from what is twisted and distorted may not be much of an understanding whatsoever. So how does one lose self-delusion? Actually, there is no “how.” Any process, in time and that takes time, that anyone gives you (as a method for that “how”) is likely too limited to solve deep delusion. Motiveless looking, without learned separative psychological barriers and methods, however, is not what one can practice over time according to what others poured into you. It occurs beyond method and progress over time, because it occurs new and fresh in each moment (beyond any stagnant procedures to practice). A distorted mind will not likely go beyond its self-delusion. However, a distorted mind that doesn’t merely function from its accumulated storehouse may see clearly. The “non-functioning of the accumulation” does not involve any method or practice (that one has accumulated) over time.
Well said about mind, Tom. Your article reminded me that Kaku talks about computer chips will memorize everything people need to know (storing in contact lens); he said that people need not to memorize all the info as we do now, which will enable people to make the good decisions. Maybe, when that happen, people will be able process and think better.:)
Thank you, Amy! 🙂
I have an upcoming posting that will soon mention adding computerization to the human brain. I feel that the negative aspects of this will far outweigh the positives. Big business and politicians are already doing tons of things to infiltrate their programming into human minds; this would make it much more easy for them. The future will not involve contact lenses so much; it will be micro-chips (via nano-technology) implanted into the human brain.
The contact lenses is used to explain how it might work. It is called quantum chip, I think.