No words can describe it.
No example can point to it.
Samsara doesn’t make it worse.
Nirvana doesn’t make it better.
It has never been born.
It has never ceased.
It has never been liberated.
It has never been deluded.
It has never existed.
It has never been nonexistent.
It has no limits at all.
It does not fall into any kind of category.
I wanted to start off with the quote by Dudjom Rinpoche, a realized master, who has experienced firsthand the paradox of the phenomena of still mind power. This is one of the most greatly misused and misunderstood subjects in the world, and for a good reason. It can never be understood or described as both processes involve logic.
There is absolutely nothing logical in accordance to our own mind by achieving the state of complete stillness, as it is the very nature of mind to be in constant turbulence.
The point of no return
Achieving the state of still mind is going beyond time and space, and it is the foundation of attaining the enlightenment, a state of mind where logic has no presence. This is our ultimate nature to which we are all heading, whether we realize it or not. [click to continue…]
In this post I’m going to go over the importance and all the benefits associated with transitioning from the fast to the slow(er) state of mind power. As we can’t go from moving fast to be still instantaneously, we need to slow down first. Then we can stop. It is the same with our mind. As this step is of tremendous importance, let’s start slowing down slowly.
Slowing down is the first step towards meeting your true self.
It is imperative to realize that the process of slowing the mind down is not about becoming lazy or not productive. It is quite the opposite, actually.
Picture yourself being picked up by a raging tornado, where you are spun incredibly fast on the very edge of it, amongst all the debris, unbearable noise, and in the darkness. You might have heard about the eye of the storm phenomena, which is the space inside the storm, where there is absolute calm, as the storm itself spins around its center point. [click to continue…]
The purpose of this series of three posts on mind power, is to achieve one goal – to illustrate the importance of order by which anyone who attempts to raise above the mind in order to realize their true self, can do so.
You are the mind, nothing more, nothing less. A collection of formed ideas and beliefs about yourself and the world around you. Beyond this mind though, lays a dormant yet powerful being of unlimited potential. To get to that being you have to face your mind. The mind is not your enemy. It is a tool that requires a skillful master. Befriend your mind, and the rest will follow.
Warning: If you are strongly convinced that you are: your name, gender, race, occupation and etc., then you might want to skip this post, as the following may be offensive to some readers.
Most of us know that the power of our mind has a tremendous impact on our lives. There are three major states of mind. Your ability to master at least the first two will benefit you in ways you’ve never thought possible.
The 3 states of mind power
“A mind that is fast is sick.
A mind that is slow is sound.
A mind that is still is divine.”
(An Indian Spiritual Teacher, famous for his quote: “Don’t worry. Be Happy”)
There are absolutely no shortcuts in achieving the level of the still (divine) mind, and [click to continue…]
At some point in our life we all come across this one moment that we’ve been anticipating and yet reluctant to act upon for various reasons. The fact of the matter is, nothing happens without our involvement. We must take action.
This post is not about the importance of taking action, but rather the significant difference between taking action and taking a leap of faith. Understanding the difference between the two will result in your ability to achieve your big and small goals in life without struggle and with joy. It is important to note here that physical action is required in both principles.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. -Lao-tzu.
There is more to this single step than we think we know and taking action is just a part of it. But taking a leap of faith with complete assurance of the desired outcome is a totally different approach, something that is not easy to master. It is like making a jump and trusting the universe with the landing, which would require tremendous amount of trust and belief. Well, those concepts are beyond the grasp of our logical mind. [click to continue…]
Everyone possesses an ability to imagine and it plays a big role in our everyday life. We all use it, whether consciously or unconsciously, in most of our daily affairs and it’s not to be confused with some idle daydreaming.
This extraordinary ability of our mind to create mental pictures, objects and events which are not present is evident in the world around us. Even our memory is a product of imagination but it is not limited to pictures only. It includes all the five senses: hearing, sound, taste, touch, smell and of course – feelings, although, only the latter one possesses the creative power of manifestation.
Everything we see that is not created by nature is proof of imagination at work. Although some view imagination as fantasy or non-reality, it isn’t. Imagination is not some kind of default mechanism that we are equipped with and use on rare occasions for a short while and for entertainment purposes only. Instead, it is one of the most powerful faculties of a human psyche. Unfortunately, most of us are on this idle mental treadmill jumping from one thought to the next tirelessly. [click to continue…]