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Human Mind – Clouding our sky

25 Jul
Sitting at the couch thinking about the way life has progressed for me, I sometimes feel curious to
know more about life : the problems that one faces and the right way to tackle them. At that moment,
I make it a point to seek for these and many more answers regarding life. But then I am not too sure
about the steps I should take to achieve the target. Moments come and go. I spend days and nights
thinking about what should I do to take even a sneak peak at these answers. Then, one fine evening I
come across a line that gives me most of the answers that I need. 😀 It says,
“Realisation is Revelation – It is as if the dust and debris of time are swept away
and the shining truth is revealed.What is ‘seen’, ‘known’,’identified with’ in a
transcendent state cannot adequately be conveyed by the written or spoken word.”
Now most of us would feel as if what this has to do with the thoughts that come into our minds. We
feel so beacuse we have not yet realized what games our mind plays with us! 🙂 Let me show you how
it does so. There is something called “Illusion” that is the driving force behined the course of events.
But how it affects what we think? The answer is that we think what illusions make us think!
Don’t agree with me? Try this – If we are shown a green leaf and asked what its colour is, we will reply
that it is green. However, it is not green. It only appears to be green because it absorbs all but that
part of the light spectrum that makes green, and that is the part that is reflected to our eyes. A
beautiful butterfly wing is not beautiful at all; it only looks that way because the tiny scales on the
wings are angled in different ways to create different colours. Likewise, materials we take to be solid
are not solid – glass flows slowly in response to gravity, the hardest diamond has space between its
atoms and molecules; and energy particles are passing right through all seemingly solid bodies,
including our own. Nothing is as it appears!  🙂
Because of the creative ability that we the humans are blessed with, we think we have entered in this
world and so we become attatched to the pleasures it gives but with this there also comes the pain(the
opposite of pleasure in case you didn’t know :P) because of the fundamental law that every action in
this world has an equal and opposite reaction. Thus, we only think that we are here but actually we
areust standing outside looking at what is happening. just like dreams as they appear real to us when
we are dreaming. 🙂
As humans what we should strive to realize that everything is impermanent here. Everything we see,
we hear, we possess , our thoughts! [This is the game our mind plays with us by creating thoughts
and we begin to create a world around the thoughts! 😉 Isn’t so? :)] and most importantly our body
and our soul! (Yes our soul too. So this puts an end to the accusation that soul never dies or changes!
It does change due to the experience and the choices it makes.) So, the only thing that is permanent is
the identity itself. It is like a water droplet touched to a vast drop, it merges completely yet retains its
identity. That is our true state of being. 🙂

Sitting at the couch thinking about the way life has progressed for me, I sometimes feel curious to know more about life : the problems that one faces and the right way to tackle them. At that moment, I make it a point to seek for these and many more answers regarding life. But then I am not too sure about the steps I should take to achieve the target. Moments come and go. I spend days and nights thinking about what should I do to take even a sneak peak at these answers. Then, one fine evening I come across a line that gives me most of the answers that I need. 😀 It says,

“Realisation is Revelation – It is as if the dust and debris of time are swept away and the shining truth is revealed.What is ‘seen’ , ‘known’ , ‘identified with’ in a transcendent state cannot adequately be conveyed by the written or spoken word.”

Now most of us would feel as if what this has to do with the thoughts that come into our minds. We feel so beacuse we have not yet realized what games our mind plays with us! 🙂 Let me show you how it does so. There is something called “Illusion” that is the driving force behined the course of events. But how it affects what we think? The answer is that we think what illusions make us think!

Don’t agree with me? Try this – If we are shown a green leaf and asked what its colour is, we will reply that it is green. However, it is not green. It only appears to be green because it absorbs all but that part of the light spectrum that makes green, and that is the part that is reflected to our eyes. A beautiful butterfly wing is not beautiful at all; it only looks that way because the tiny scales on the wings are angled in different ways to create different colours. Likewise, materials we take to be solid are not solid – glass flows slowly in response to gravity, the hardest diamond has space between its atoms and molecules; and energy particles are passing right through all seemingly solid bodies, including our own. Nothing is as it appears!  🙂

Because of the creative ability that we the humans are blessed with, we think we have entered in this world and so we become attatched to the pleasures it gives but with this there also comes the pain(the opposite of pleasure in case you didn’t know :P) because of the fundamental law that every action in this world has an equal and opposite reaction. Thus, we only think that we are here but actually we are just standing outside looking at what is happening. just like dreams as they appear real to us when we are dreaming. 🙂

As humans what we should strive to realize that everything is impermanent here. Everything we see, we hear, we possess , our thoughts! [This is the game our mind plays with us by creating thoughts and we begin to create a world around the thoughts! 😉 Isn’t so? :)] and most importantly our body and our soul! (Yes our soul too. So this puts an end to the accusation that soul never dies or changes! It does change due to the experience and the choices it makes.) So, the only thing that is permanent is the identity itself. It is like a water droplet touched to a vast drop, it merges completely yet retains its identity. That is our true state of being. 🙂

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2 Comments

Posted by on July 25, 2009 in Life, Random, Spiritual, Thoughts

 

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2 responses to “Human Mind – Clouding our sky

  1. Shekhar

    July 26, 2009 at 12:05 AM

    Nice thoughts… 🙂

     
  2. Ajax Dev

    October 22, 2009 at 9:09 PM

    ” Human Mind – Clouding our sky ” The title carries good meaning .. Nice post. Keep going with your thoughts, peacefully .

     

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