Only Morons Can Control Mind
Mr.X, is telling you, “There is a horse standing beside you”
You look around and would say: “No – there is no horse here.”
“Yes – there is one horse. You don’t see doesn’t mean it is not there,” Mr.X talks philosophy.
You are bit confused.
“You can see things only in three-dimension. There are fourth, fifth and sixth dimensions. Albert Einstein and modern science had proved it…It’s also mentioned in our ancient scriptures.” Here Mr.X can talk about Space-time continuum and relativity theories of Einstein.
He can tell you about metaphysics, higher derivatives, and quantum mechanics. Or can tell you how a horse can come there using virtual reality, simulation and propulsion theories that is applicable in teleportation.
If you follow any religion, he can quote from religious texts. If you are an upper caste Hindu, it is still easier as nobody would know about their ancient scriptures. He can easily quote a couple of Sanskrit verses. And you would start believing in it.
“You can’t see with naked eyes. You need inner eye,” Mr.X said.
You won’t be able to prove the horse is not there. At the end of the day, you are convinced that there was a horse beside you. You couldn’t see only because you are lacking something in you. You would want to fill up that void and become a higher spiritual person with enormous powers! To unleash such powers you have to concentrate, control your mind!!! And of course, there are proven methods for it, Mr.X assures you.
– This is what I told to Ambika Devi, my aunt’s classmate, when she asked me a question: “I am not able to control my mind. I have tried many methods in yoga, pranayama and meditation. Uday, you are like my younger brother. Can you please teach me a technique to control our mind?”
“Yes, of course. Close your eyes visualize anything except a monkey…”
“I know that trick. Mind can’t get rid of the image of Monkey then…” Ambika said.
“So you think you fail?”
“Yes…I am not able to control my Panchendriyas (five senses = sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste).
“Aunty, you have to come out of traditional five senses concepts. There are other senses too. What about other indriyas (senses)? Don’t you feel Thirst, Hunger, Time, muscular Tension etc. – are they not senses? There are at least 20 senses according to modern science – not just five senses! …” I told her.
Even scientists aren’t yet able to replicate the workings of a brain; they still don’t understand it completely. The story of mind is yet to reveal. So far, science knows only tip of the iceberg. And one Mr.X – a fraudster – wearing fancy dress in a cozy ambience is telling you about mind control you fall for it!
Our ancestors have done extensive research for thousands of years and found the functioning of brain and secrets of the mind. Through Upanishads they revealed the profound wisdom. But, we don’t have time to read it. So we can’t even cross-check when an Mr.X says you can control all senses or control your mind. We don’t mind wasting our whole life trusting Mr.X. But we don’t want to know the truth.
“Aunty, 99.99 percent of the people are under mind control or brain control. You are also among them.”
“How come?” she asked?
“Mind control is a technique used for brainwashing and re-routing the thinking process. The most powerful technique is belief-system. For instance, religions, ideologies, mafias, some gangs, leaders etc. can wash your brain and control your mind…When somebody questions your belief, you are getting hurt, angry or violent are symptoms of belief-based mind control…Not a day passes without the sad news of those brain-washed religious fanatics killing innocent people. This is mind control…”
“I know the difference between brain washing and self-control….You are good in confusing me, “she has got angry and scolded me: “Here, I am talking about me controlling my mind…”
“Oh, that. But there are three issues here: One – When somebody said (or wrote) that you can control your mind, without cross-checking the credibility or source, you blindly believed it. It’s like Mr.X’s horse story. When I questioned your belief, you have got angry. So, you are brain-washed. Second, you still have a kiddish immature mind which always seeks miracles and magic. Hence you accept those fairy tales of mind power as truth…”
She thought for a while, and then said: “In fact, you are telling a bitter truth. Hard to accept. I really don’t know if mind can be controlled, still I believed in it. Yes, such belief is also brain-washed one. And the third issue is?”
“You said ‘I want to control my mind’ – Who is this ‘I’? Obviously it is not your body. Since you hadn’t realized about the real self, your concept of “I” is actually attributed to your own mind. It is memory. It is ego. You are asking your own mind to control it. It’s like entrusting keys of your safe-locker to a thief…MIND CONTROLS YOU, Aunty. And you can’t control it.”
When you are born you have a clean mind with few basic commands. As you grow you gather inputs from surroundings (living and non-living things, parents, community, religion, teachers etc). Those inputs are added to your system. Thus, your mind will have lot of programs (apps, full-fledged operating systems, browsers etc) and it becomes a separate entity – a programmed robot.
You will then be under the command of this entity – called conditioned or robotic mind. It will put you under an auto-pilot system. (Reflect on this: You drive car thinking about the bank loans, suddenly somebody cross the road, the auto-pilot in you apply sudden break). And this robotic mind has lot of limitations. It will work only based on the inputs or operating system that you had installed. That means your mind cannot go beyond the inputs you had received. It controls you. Mind is a control freak. You thus become just a slave of your mind.
The mind keeps on producing thoughts and as a faithful slave all you can do is chase those thoughts. You blindly trust your thoughts. Have you ever doubted if you are thinking in the right direction? No. Why? The “I” (conditioned, robotic mind) is always right. If somebody questions the “I”, you get angry.
These thoughts may make you insecure, nervous, anxious, tensed and depressed. Your fear makes mind more powerful day by day. It can lead you to many psycho-somatic diseases. It won’t let you escape from its clutches. It doesn’t want any changes, except some superficial cosmetic ones. For instance, if you go for deeper meditation to change your mind-set, it will cleverly coin pseudo enlightenment. You will feel that you are enlightened and will believe you are highly spiritual. The truth is your ego has inflated to spiritual level, that’s all. (For some time, it may even appear changed. But sooner or later your will fall back).
“I can’t believe it. Meditation is great – it will increase concentration and focus…”
“Dhyana is great. Meditation is not an apt translation for Dhyanam. It is not for focusing or concentrating. Our sages said dhyana is all about awareness. It is about becoming aware that I am that – or you are that – that divine (Tatvamasi).”
“How to be aware?”
“Simple. By realizing you are not your mind. You are not your thoughts. You are like an infinite blue-sky. Clouds come, clouds go. Sky remains. Mind produced thoughts will come and go. But the real me – the divine me – will remain AS IS…”
“But we may need lot of positive thoughts to do so…”
“Positive thoughts are more harmful than negative thoughts. (Check Bye-Bye Positive Thinking http://udaypai.in/bye-bye-positive-thinking/). When you instruct your mind to be positive, it will produce equal and opposite amount of negative thoughts that would lead to conflicts and stress,” I told her: “So, just see the thoughts the way Sky sees clouds. Observe your thoughts without judgement, let it come and go. After sometime the number of thoughts will reduce and mind will become powerless.”
“So that I can control my mind” she asked.
“There it goes again! Don’t ever try to control your mind. Instead, let yourself free from the control of your mind.”
“All you can do is managing your thoughts. The only way out is as I said, creating awareness about the property of mind, that’s producing thoughts…”
“Yeah, you said it… Is there any techniques?”
“Any technique or too will make you its slave. You may just sit and observe your thoughts and be aware that those are just mind produced thoughts. You will know the limitation of your mind and will realize how mind controls you. This awareness will lead you to your real self, which is beyond mind. You then become aware…”
“What will happen when one is aware?”
“Once you de-condition (being aware) yourself a realization will happen: You are not your mind. (You can think I am not my mind- but it is not realization, it is just thought.) Once the realization happens, it means you are virus free laptop. You are ready for the connection…”
“Connect to what?”
“Just like a stand-alone lap top getting connected to Internet, you can get connected to the cosmos or what they call collective consciousness. The floodgate of wisdom will open up….”
“The connection will take you to a powerful state of being?”
“What do you mean by that? I can guarantee you won’t be any magic shows, showering of flowers and fireworks. Instead you will be lead to a higher consciousness. Does any of those trillions RBCs (red blood cells) in your blood know that it is just a small cell in your body? The connection will make you aware that you are a cell in the organism called the cosmic. You will expand up to the universe. You will know that you are the universe, its integral part, you own it, and you are responsible for it. Our sages called that state Aham Brahmasmi (I am the Infinite Reality).”
“So simple and easy?”
“Yes. This awareness will prompt you to share and care for existence and life. This is the true liberation from miseries. This is the eternal happiness. Aunty, don’t waste your life for nothing – people will take you for a bumpy ride as long as you carry such dumb concept of controlling your mind. They will just brain-wash you.” I told her.
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