Securing our most valuable asset..it's high time..
This is quite a long-winded post .. I hope y'all hold ur patience till the end.
Just wondering! Everyone's pretty concerned about security . It's probably the first thing that wud come into mind when someone ventures into some unknown territory, be it a place , an investment , installing a piece of a software or even marriage sometimes..
We want to keep things secure because our mind ,out of experience, knows the importance of it. Now , what if the mind becomes the subject and get's influenced by malicious signals it receives?? (by malicious, i mean any signal that deteriorates the performance of the brain and by performance deterioration , i mean , reduction in our ken and hence productivity, resulting in stupid or thoughtless actions) How can we shield our brain from those signals ??? Obvious and simple answer .don't let the brain to feed on those signals...let's see if this is actually the work around the problem in hand..
In order to stop those signals, first , the mind has to determine if the signal is ,in fact , malicious . Without going to the discussion on how to detect the mailicious signals from the good one ( which is definitely a very difficult question to come up with an answer), let me take an example to show that how we have been influenced by malicious signals (which can never be avoided) and the reaction of our mind to those signals..
Taking Anger as one of the unwanted signals , we can notice that a mother (only for the sake of correcting the child ) scolds a child . It should be noted here that even though scolding is a very mild form anger, it changes the childs' state of mind. Now, the child hates being scolded coz it can't realize that the mother is actually scolding for the sake of its own betterment. ( btw,, do we like if we get a scolding from our parents even now??). But the child's thoughts will later be overridden by good thoughts when the same parents later show more love so that the inherently developed discomfort is removed. It also works the same at least to an extent when it comes to friends..But here there are chances that the contempt developed (mainly due to greed that arises out of lust ) can actually be reverted back on the same person. We do that because we dont like being offended ( as always) and since we've been feeded by the fact that when people get discomfited they usually eventually resort to fighting back (once they start doing that,, it can be said that the person can become as crazy as a mad elephant.).
Now , If u arent the kind of person that i described above , raise ur voice..I'd love to hear such a noble voice.
What does this all have 2 do with ignoring bad signals??
well, just like this we have been subjected to so many signals that can be either treated by our mind to be good or bad depending upon the situation and past experience..watever be the situation , for sure we can't let the signals like anger, greed, lust etc to take control over us.. but from the above example of how most of us manage anger , it can be realized that we certainly are lettin the signals take control on us...
so, what's the whole point ??, u might ask. I think the only way to secure our mind from losing its control to the signals is by seeking help from what is beyond the mind??Now,, that makes sense right??? Hence, The only way out of this world of sense domination is to seek the Supreme god to direct us towards that state of Sidha ( the state where we don't want anything to happen but just see what are all happening without any sensual feelings about the happenings). Y do we have to seek god ??? well, then can u tell me , whom can u ask?????u can't ask nobody,right?..So, let's all pray the Supreme Lord to lead us towards the most important goal in life of attaining sidhi and get moksha..
Hey ,Rama , the Supreme Lord ,please give us the knowledge that'll always let us think about you and reach you..What better prayer can a jeevathma perform????