Mystic Mantra: Mind is the Jailer

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Chaitanya Keerti writes in the Deccan Chronicle on April 29, 2014 about forgetting who we truly are.

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There is something beyond our mind which abides in silence. It is the supreme mystery beyond thought. Let your mind and subtle body rest upon that and not on anything else.” It is important to remember these words of the Maitri Upanishad, when the world is filled with hatred and noise.

What is beyond our mind, which abides in silence? It is our consciousness. It is our heart. And being totally intoxicated by our mind and its manipulations, we tend to forget who we truly are. Our consciousness feeds on peace and our heart expands with love, but our mind, when it monopolises our whole being, our life becomes a battlefield. This is the downhill path of misery. It shrinks our vision and narrows it to make it a tunnel vision. We become totally selfish and violent, thinking of others as our enemies. This is a very unnatural state of being. The consciousness wants to fly high in the open sky and the heart yearns for love, but the mind is always preoccupied to have its way of animosity towards others. Mind creates Pandavas and Kauravas the holy and the unholy. The consciousness knows that God’s creation is all divine it is Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam, one family of universal brotherhood. All divisions are fictitious and illusory. This is the mayajaal of the mind. When our consciousness transcends the divisions created by our mind, we feel others not as others but as ourselves.

Osho reminds us: “When one remembers one’s sacredness, one’s infinity, joy wells up. When one thinks oneself limited by a thousand and one limitations, misery arises, because a limitation is a kind of confinement; it is a prison. How can one be happy in such a small body? How can one be happy in such a petty mind? It is impossible. They don’t allow you space to dance, to sing, to celebrate. One is cluttered, one is like a junkyard. One needs the vast sky. In that vastness is freedom. In that freedom is joy.”

Osho, Hallelujah! Ch 1

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